Do you know where yours is?Guess what! I hate to admit it but I am not on to the next book yet. So we will need to go in a different direction this week. Instead of talking about what I learned from reading this week, we are going to talk about what I learned by watching this week. Typically, we might learn things by sitting down to watch a documentary film or video from a respected source, but this time there was no technology involved. I was completely unplugged!
I have been talking about my technology detox for a couple of weeks now, but I really took advantage of it over the weekend. This weekend I got to see two of my daughters in their "Happy Places." I was able to see their eyes light up and the smile grow on their faces. There was no other place that they would have rather been. (And no other place that I would have rather been)
On Saturday morning, Madelyn was able to attend a lacrosse clinic at Navy Marine Corps Stadium. She was able to meet a couple of other girls from her new lacrosse team and had a chance to learn from some amazing coaches. Not to mention play a scrimmage on the turf field (and score a goal and add two assists)! Watching her thrive and love every second of it absolutely made my day.
Then on Sunday, Emma had her horseback riding lessons! She was so excited to go to the barn after a couple of weeks away! Not only did she get to go to the barn and ride, but she knew that she was going to do some cantering. That is a new skill for her and it brings an immediate smile to her face (which of course made me smile too). After she wrapped up her lesson, we all walked around the grounds and pet the other horses, and cats, and dogs... To say that she was happy would have been the understatement of the year!
As we were driving home from the barn on Sunday, I found myself wondering what Molly's happy place will be. It seems that she hasn't been able to narrow it down yet, but right now I would guess that her happy place is anywhere in the world that she gets to be with her sisters.
I think that if we are honest with ourselves then we come to realize that our "Happy Place" probably changes throughout our lives.
And then I wondered to myself "Where is my Happy Place?" And I realized that I am the happiest wherever I get to watch my kids in their Happy Place!
Have you ever asked yourself "Where is my Happy Place?" The answer may surprise you!
Movement is my medicine,