A recent ad for Carnival Cruise Lines touted: “Your Happy Place will be Jealous!”  It got me thinking about where my Happy Place would be and what characteristics earned that distinction.

My answer is the same as I gave to the question that was asked as part of the Earth Day celebration in church: “tell us the body of water that is closest to your heart.” For me, my Happy Place and water are often linked!

I conjured up several images of Happy Places in my life: on the shores of Lake Michigan, in a hammock in my back yard reading a book or cozy on the couch with my dogs. Just articulating them made me more committed to intentionally include them in my life this summer.

Think about what makes a place happy for you. Make a commitment to mark out time on your calendar so you are able to revel in the nourishment that it brings you.



About the Author leadership dots by dr. beth triplett

Dr. beth triplett is the owner of leadership dots, offering coaching, training and consulting for new supervisors. She also shares daily lessons on her leadershipdots blog. Her work is based on the leadership dots philosophy that change happens through the intentional connecting of small steps in the short term to the big picture in the long term.

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