Where Is Your Happy Place?

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Home Stager with Rooms With Style

Have you ever been told, "Close your eyes, envision your favorite place, where you are happy and relaxed". Maybe it was during a relaxation or breathing class, perhaps at a counselor's office. Where is your happy place?

We all have one. It may be fictional, some place you would like to travel. Maybe it is a vacation spot you visited once or maybe even a place you go back to time and again. It may even be a place in your home such as a porch with a cozy chair.

There are times when I am so stressed that I wish I could stop and mentally go to my happy place but I never seem to take the time to do that. But if I am ever asked to stop.....close my eyes......take a deep breath and visualize my happy place, this is it:

Panama City Beach, FL

See those two chairs on the beach close to the water beyond the row of blue chairs? That's me and my hubby, ha! Well, not really as I am standing on our balcony taking the picture but this is my happy place.

We only get there two or three times a year, otherwise it is rented out to pay for it :), but it is my happiest place on earth. I can hear the seagulls, I can smell the salt air, I can feel the warm sun and I can hear the waves crashing.

Hmmmm......oh, I'm back. So where is your happy place?

 

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Rainmaker
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LaNita Cates
REMAX of Joliet - Joliet, IL

My happy place is just about anywhere in Florida on the beach! We go twice a year and love it.

Sep 09, 2010 12:53 AM #1
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Adam R. Cohn
STANDARD MORTGAGE CO. - Delray Beach, FL
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My happy place, is my hometown in NY that I miss so much!

Sep 09, 2010 12:53 AM #2
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Paul Lesieur
203kloanmn - North Oaks, MN

On my sailoat with just enough wind to move well, but no so much wind as to make it work. That works for me.

Sep 09, 2010 12:58 AM #3
Rainmaker
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Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
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My happy place...lots of them but mainly golfing, boating, beaches or rivers, good food...and they are all in Florida!

Sep 09, 2010 12:58 AM #4
Rainmaker
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Jim Palmer
Chipola Realty - Chipley Office (850) 638-2777 - Sunny Hills, FL
Washington County, Florida

The closing table just after the Buyer and Seller have signed all the paperwork!!

Sep 09, 2010 12:58 AM #5
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

Hey, we have the same Happy Place. I love going to the beach.

Sep 09, 2010 12:59 AM #6
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Shar Sitter
Rooms With Style - Minneapolis, MN
Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis/ St. Paul, M

LaNita, we have the same happy place!

Adam, it's nice that your hometown is a happy place. At least you can close your eyes and remember being there.

Paul, oh how perfect. I can understand that too much wind would make it way too much work, :)

Gary, Florida seems to be a popular happy place!

Jim, too funny....but very true.

Water definitely is a happy place for many of us Harry.

Sep 09, 2010 01:10 AM #7
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Shar, beaches are really nice, but swishing down a ski slope with serene quiet, crisp air, great now, and blue skies is just wonderful!

Sep 09, 2010 02:23 AM #8
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Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
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Looks like we both have the same taste when it comes to that "happy place" to be...........give me a beach, the waves, a cocktail and a gorgeous pool like this one, and I am in that "happy place" and could stay there forever.

Sep 09, 2010 02:26 AM #9
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Shar - Don't you see me?  I'm the one on the yellow lounger with a large pina colada in my hand and the latest edition of People magazine.  Come on, look closer - I have a smile on my face, and I'm very happy! 

Sorry to sound ignorant, but is this photo taken in Florida?

Sep 09, 2010 03:06 AM #10
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Shar Sitter
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Joan, I was wondering when someone would bring up skiing!

Roger, any umbrella drink and a beach is all I need.

Sally, yes it is Florida. No need to feel ignorant as I didn't specify. It is Panama City Beach, on the panhandle. Only place in continental US that I know of that has white, white sand beaches. Gary and I got married on that beach and saved to buy the condo where I took the picture from 10 years ago. It is a very special place to us.

Sep 09, 2010 05:55 AM #11
Rainmaker
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Shar Sitter
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Oh and Sally, I do see you! Love your swimsuit. LOL

Sep 09, 2010 11:36 AM #12
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Janice Ankrett
Janice Ankrett Home Staging - Burlington, ON
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Shar, I like your happy place. Mine is a hotel in Bermuda with beautiful beaches. Our room had a huge patio outside on the roof. The breezes blew the sheers on the doorway. AAAH! It was great;)

Sep 09, 2010 12:13 PM #13
Rainmaker
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Shar Sitter
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Oh I bet that was great Janice! A very happy place indeed!!

Sep 09, 2010 01:14 PM #14
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Barbara Heil-Sonneck
Design2Sell - Atlanta, GA
Home Staging Atlanta

Hi Shar, I love to have Happy Places, they are quick vacations for the mind.

Sep 09, 2010 03:31 PM #15
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Christine Pappas - REALTOR®
eXp Realty - Willoughby, OH
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Anywhere at the beach or on a boat.  The water brings me peace.

Sep 09, 2010 03:47 PM #16
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Shar Sitter
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They are quick vacations Barbara.I just never remember to go there! LOL

Oh me too Christine. Something about the water is so relaxing.

Sep 10, 2010 01:11 AM #17
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Shar:  Great pool and your pictures are so clear and detailed...must be that new camera!

Sep 10, 2010 06:30 AM #18
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