Find your happy place

saying about happinessA couple of week’s ago, I posted this image on Facebook.

All my life I’ve lived by water. Growing up in Port Credit, I lived by the Credit River and Lake Ontario. I’d spend my summers swimming in the Credit or at one of the many beaches along the lake. (Sadly, the beaches are often closed now due to high eColi readings and only a crazy person would swim in the Credit River anymore).

In Ottawa, when I was studying my Masters degree at Carleton University, I lived by the canal and not far from the Ottawa River. I biked in the summers along the river and canal, and skated to school and downtown in the winter on the world’s longest skating rink.

When Dave and I decided to get out of Toronto, we targeted five areas. The area north of Kingston, with its honeycomb of lakes was at the top of our list, and today I live on a lake and work at an office where I can see Lake Ontario from our offices.

There’s a scene in Happy Gilmour, where Happy’s golf coach tells him to go to his happy place.

This week’s #HappyAct is to find your happy place. Mine is water. What’s yours?

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2 thoughts on “Find your happy place

  1. Most definitely the water! I miss my view from my office and my previous home! Sent from my BlackBerry 10 smartphone on the Rogers network. From: Happy ActSent: Monday, October 12, 2015 10:06 AMTo: martha.debruyn@gmail.comReply To: Happy ActSubject: [New post] Find your happy place

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    Laurie Swinton posted: “A couple of week’s ago, I posted this image on Facebook.

    All my life I’ve lived by water. Growing up in Port Credit, I lived by the Credit River and Lake Ontario. I’d spend my summers swimming in the Credit or at one of the many beaches along the lake.”

  2. This is a tricky one Laurie – what does it say about me if I have many happy places…but, at different times? Being outside on windy days, driving along the highway late at night, walking in the woods in the fall, being lost in a book.

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