My Favorite Place

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"I don't have a favorite place. I have my favorite people." 
-Unknown origin   


Hello again all my ActiveRain friends.  I arrived back home on Tuesday from my amazing 2-week Hawaiian cruise. I've been catching up so I can focus on some writing and post pictures about the trip.

Today, though, I am being sent in a different direction, inspired by a post written by Ken Tracy.

I recently saw a quote that struck me as the foundation of my life:

"I don't have a favorite place. I have my favorite people. And, whenever I'm with my favorite people, it becomes my favorite place." 

As I said, I just returned from a cruise to Hawaii.  I happened to be with some of my favorite people so it was that cruise ship and Hawaii that became a favorite place at that point in my life.  Hanging out anywhere with those same people makes me just as happy and content. 

This quote also brought back memories of my husband.  As I commented on Ken's blog post:
"I remember when my husband was alive I knew I would have been totally happy wherever he was.  And I was... even in the last days as he was bedridden and I was here taking care of him, totally content in doing so.  Home with him became my favorite place." 

Over the last few years, I have been able to meet and surround myself with some amazing people and I am totally content wherever I am with whoever I am with. Sometimes that is in front of the computer "talking" to you Rainmakers, reading and commenting on your blogs and looking forward to your comments. 

For me, finding the people who give meaning to life is the key to happiness.  That has been true personally and professionally.   How about you?

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Rainmaker
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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Friends mean the world! What a nice group of friends. I'll bet that is one of the many special photos that were taken on the cruise.

Cheers to many more adventures with your special people.

Oct 28, 2019 02:30 PM #26
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BINGO Carol Williams ! Love it!!

 

For me, finding the people who give meaning to life is the key to happiness.  That has been true personally and professionally.

Oct 28, 2019 03:48 PM #27
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Kathy Streib
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Carol- I loved reading your post and it hit home with me. Where I am is secondary to who I'm with. I'm so happy that you enjoyed your cruise!!!!! And, welcome back!

Oct 28, 2019 05:35 PM #28
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Bob Ratliff
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Coral thanks for sharing your thoughts you're truly a one in a kind beautiful soul. Having friends around and close by would most definitely be my favorite place to be. 

Oct 29, 2019 02:23 AM #29
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
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Hi there Carol, agree with you completely.  And when I'm with people who fill my soul, time stands still, and yet zooms by quickly at the same time. Does that make sense? 

Oct 29, 2019 08:23 AM #30
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Carol Williams
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Hi Will Hamm 
I know you enjoy people... and cooking. A nice combination. 

Oct 29, 2019 08:28 AM #31
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Carol Williams
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Hi Sheri Sperry - MCNE® 
Everyone needs their special peeps, don't they?  It's what makes life worth living.

Oct 29, 2019 08:29 AM #32
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Carol Williams
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Hi Steffy Hristova 
Yes, it's the people that give life energy, isn't it?

Oct 29, 2019 08:30 AM #33
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Carol Williams
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That's the way it should be Ron and Alexandra Seigel 

Oct 29, 2019 08:31 AM #34
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Carol Williams
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Hi Sharon Lee 
I hope to get some posts and pics up soon. 

Oct 29, 2019 08:31 AM #35
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Hi Anna Banana Kruchten - Phoenix Homes Sales 
Hopefully, I'll be hanging out with you sometime this winter.

Oct 29, 2019 08:32 AM #36
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Hi Kathy Streib 
We don't have to go far away places to find happiness do we?

Oct 29, 2019 08:34 AM #37
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That makes total sense Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD 

Oct 29, 2019 08:36 AM #38
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Carol Williams
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Thanks Bob Ratliff 
I hope you're with the people that make you smile!

Oct 29, 2019 08:36 AM #39
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Oh, I am sitting here with tears in my eyes, Carol. I couldn't agree more! When my hubby was in Denver, he would say, "You don't need to come out here again this week!" My comment was always, that there's no place I'd rather be. Even a dark, sad hospital, we bring our own sunshine and to me, that's what life is all about!

Great post Carol and I do love seeing the smiles from you and your friends. I KNOW you had a grand time!

Oct 29, 2019 11:16 AM #40
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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My family is a very large part of my life.  My kids are all grown now and have provided me with grandkids.  I love conjuring large meals, and having us all together around the large table in my dining area.  I have a small house with a big table, as one family member says.  Food and family together create perfect love!

Oct 29, 2019 12:47 PM #41
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Carol Williams
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Hi Debe Maxwell, CRS 
I knew YOU would get it!!!

Oct 29, 2019 01:28 PM #42
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Carol Williams
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Hi Myrl Jeffcoat 
A small house with a big table... perfect!

Oct 29, 2019 01:30 PM #43
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Roy Kelley
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This is a great message to share. 

I could use a few more of those special friends.

Oct 30, 2019 10:33 AM #44
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Carol Williams
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Hi Roy Kelley 
I'm sure you and Delores have some special friends.  Thanks for stopping by and reading my ramblings.  Enjoy your day.

Oct 30, 2019 10:42 AM #45
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