During the exercise, I thought of a peaceful forest scene by a river, with birds singing and dear coming down to drink from the stream. It was a lovely, relaxing picture, and the idea worked - I always felt somewhat calmer when I thought of the scene in my mind.
However, that was years ago, and it's been a long time since I've thought of it. That is, until yesterday. Yesterday, we attended an auction, and on one of the tables, I spied the most beautiful picture. I instantly exclaimed, 'Wow! It's my Happy Place!', and when my children looked at me rather strangely, I went onto explain to them the story.
So, I bought the picture - much to my surprise, actually - at 110cm x 60cm it is rather large, and it had a note attached stating that the picture had recently been re-glassed and framed at a cost of $175. So, I figure my $45 was quite well spent. The beautiful wooden frame is, however, rather heavy, so putting it on the wall may be an adventure, but I have the perfect spot - right above my table in my room, which is where I often retreat when I need some time out. It's a very rare thing that I will spend money on something such as a picture, but there you go - I've now officially bought something 'just beacause'!
|My Happy Place|