"I don't have a favorite place. I have my favorite people."
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?