Make where you are a Happy Place

Don’t spend your life getting back to a place where you were happy.

Make where you are a happy place.

Words spoken true from a dear friend.  I love the word picture of this quote.  A happy place can look so different for each one of us. Happy places for me are often connected to the seasons of my life.  How often do I try to get back to a happy place instead of creating one right here?

When my kids were little, it was the days before kids.  When the kids got a little bigger, it was the days of nursing and babies.  When they were bigger still, it was the days of grade school.  And on and on.

Soon, I learned to embrace right where I was.  Most of the times.  Most of the times I embraced and relished right where I was.  By practicing thanksgiving.  By slowing down.  By choosing Him and His plans I was  creating a Happy Place right where I was.

In these days of the empty nesty, I sometimes fool myself into thinking when I look back, that those were the days and I try to get back there.  I forget the right here.  The Right now.  I can create a Happy Place right here and now by trusting that He is in control and He has all my days.

Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.  Psalm 90:12

So no matter where you are or what season you are in today, make where you are a happy place by choosing to embrace and receive what the Lord has for you.  No more trying to get back to a happy place.  Make where you are a happy place.  Now that is a Sursee from the Lord.

20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. Ephesians 3:20,21

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  1. Ashley Cating says:

    So good! Such wise words that I needed to hear today. Thank you!

    • Gal, we all need to hear it and remind each other. Hug those little gals today and make today a happy place. xoxo

  2. Ah…Thanks Leslie. I needed this. 🙂

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