Saturday, July 7, 2018

Your favorite place

A friend of mine posted on social media today that he had just pulled into his vacation spot.  I saw the image of the lake with trees and I instantly knew where he was.  One of my favorite places on earth.  He explained that he has gone every year for the past 22-years and it is his favorite place on earth.  I went 14-years in a row starting when I was a teen.  I have been back to visit, but never to stay.

I love how we have that one place that fits us like a glove.  It is the perfect mix of who we are and who we want to be.  It fits our personality while challenging us a bit.  The place brings us to our own quiet internal space when we truly feel alive and can enjoy it.  It is our escape from whatever realities exist, if only for a few hours, days, or weeks.

We usually cannot live in this place or we would never be productive as humans.  Or...worse, we would learn to take the place for granted and eventually not appreciate the place anymore.

This perfect spot and favorite place needs to be cherished in reality and in our memories...or, it loses its value.

If you don't have at least one of these places, you need to find one.  They are motivators in their own right.  They give us dreams to look forward to...even if we will never go there again.

Be Mindful.


Mark Levine


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