My professional life has often opened amazing doors for me. My personal life has certainly taken me on journeys that make my “life tapestry” very colourful and warm. My love for people, food, culture and functions also means that I often enjoy many things that others may find tedious or boring. I guess I attempt to make the best of all situations.
Whilst on the move for a work trip recently, I had occasion to be sitting quietly and as I often do, some quiet reflection time made me think of all the faces, places and spaces I experience. You may have noticed I sign of posts on this blog or Facebook with “happy tastings”……for me that means delicious, scrumptious, yummy, pleasing or whatever descriptor you want to use, in relation to food (eating & drinking). As my mind wandered, it seemed natural for me to create the happy faces, happy places and happy spaces list. What I was thinking was about all the times I look at someone and they make me feel (feel anything that is positive – it doesn’t necessarily have to be belly laughter – just feelings). I am not talking about people being classic beauties or stunning looking or breath taking glamour. I am talking about how often you look at a face, a smile, a grimace, a look that makes you react with a feeling.
Those thoughts took me down the thought path of the places that I have been that evoke memories, stories or reflections. Then I started to recall the events, occasions, or functions that help fill the shelves in my mind when I think about my life….so I created the “happy faces, places and spaces” in my mind. I began to think what a great collection of posts these would make.
Along with my mantra of trying to eat something new every week (you might recall my post back in March where I set myself a challenge to eat something I had not had before at least once every week), I now want to create a happy face, place or space post each week that has created a reaction for me.
This photo was taken recently in a space and place that was definitely a pleasure for me. I had a delicious lunch. Do you recognise it?
I am so grateful for the wonderful life I have. I am able to work hard and then enjoy the fruits of my labour by living at PCH, shopping, travelling, eating and enjoying.
I would love to hear about your happy faces, places and spaces.