I’m sure you’ve heard of people going to their “happy place” in their head. They think of their favorite place, and it transports them into temporary bliss.
You can close your eyes and go to your happy place when you’re waiting in the doctor’s office (and if you can ignore the screaming kids around you in the waiting room) and you don’t have something with you to read or write.
I now have two happy places; I will tell you how I found my second one.
I was having a facial done at the spa where I saw the lovely jewel mentioned in my post the other day.
The garment they had me put on was a baby-doll-pajama type, short towel thing. Wearing that, it’s not like I could get out of there fast if I had to. No, I had to relax (which was the purpose of my splurge) and lie still.
For other facials and massages, I have never gotten bored. I truly was in the moment enjoying my muscles getting loosened up.
This facial was different, however. I didn’t feel like doing some writing in my head. Yes, the facial was nice. But, I couldn’t stay in the moment for some reason.
So, I decided to really pay attention to the soft music. Pretty soon I had a whole scene going on in my mind, using every single sound I heard in the nature CD. Welcome to my happy place:
There was a large pond at the edge of a farmyard. I heard ducks and geese in the pond and chickens near their coop. I heard a bumblebee land on a lily pad in the water. I heard birds singing in the trees surrounding the pond, with the occasional sqwawk thrown in for good measure. Ahh, it was blissful!
“Debbie!” My facial person woke me up out of my reverie.
“What?!” I asked, surprised and alarmed.
“You’ve got to stop smiling! The natural mud pack I put on your face is cracking. You can’t move your face muscles!”
Haha! So my happy place got me into trouble. I smile often, so I never dreamt I would be told NOT to smile. Even so, I was glad to know that my happy place had indeed come to my rescue when I was bored. 🙂
P.S. I made it out of the mud pack in one piece. The cracks did not cause my skin to fall off. Nope, it is nice and smooth. 🙂