|Nickel Plate Trail|
I've thought, in the few days since, about the term "happy place." It's a popular one now. I have several of them--my office, our kitchen, anywhere our kids and grandkids are, the Nickel Plate, the passenger seat when Duane and I are going somewhere and talking the whole way. It made me wonder about other people's happy places, so I asked. Here are the answers I got. I love that so much happiness came from people and porches.
Becky Shambarger - My back porch, where I can relax.
Denise Smoker - I literally call my front deck, which is outdoors but covered, my happy place. As in don't bug me, I'm going to my happy place to write.
Gary Working - I have photos of my daughter Amber and I long ago making snow angels in upper park.
Pete Jones - Nothing makes you feel better than helping others. This is at a special needs school in Belize. The kids are getting water to take back to their classroom.
Joann Runkle - One of my Happy places!
Cheryl Reavis - My Happy Place: The Tiny Porch I had to lobby three or four decades to get, with my favorite writer cat, Carl, where the mosquitoes cannot get me, AND there are rocking chairs (which I have to share with said cat), AND a ceiling fan.
Joe DeRozier - My happy place.
|Jeremiah, Joe, April, and Nicole DeRozier|
Cassandra Correll - I take after my Dad. He always liked lakes, canals...water. It's calming. I especially like lakes and trees.
|Cindy and Kennedy Ridenour|
Cindy Walker - This is my Florida house. It’s my happy place because I can walk everywhere to visit friends, play cards, exercise, have Bible study, share a meal or glass of wine, and just chat or give a hug. Makes my heart happy from the time we arrive in December till April when we leave.
Jay Pritchard - My porch. I start my day here with a coffee and end it here with a
Jane Lorenz - Our garden is always too wet in the spring. So I plant on our back deck my herbs and some tomatoes.
Skye Huges - The Oregon Coast. Or any beach, if not there.