Lex Barrie


For those of you that like to sit next to windows while you relax, you will notice that it’s dark, cold and rainy outside. It’s snowed at least twice this week and stayed visible on the ground after both hits. But that’s not to bring you down, because I have a sure-fire way to make you feel better about the whether. Drum roll please…

Pretend that it doesn’t exist! 

Even the happiest of places, can be in the dark. 

Yup, that’s all you have to do. 

We’ll do it together so you can catch my drift. Ready? Close your eyes. 

Breathe in, Breathe out. 

Now picture a place that makes you happy. It could be a cottage out on the lake, an apartment you used to live in or maybe even just on that lovely bench in your backyard. Got it? 

Now, focus on that place but don’t try too hard. This place should come naturally to your mind, allowing you to see all the details. Once that it done, picture yourself in this place. You can be alone or with friends. Maybe some family members could join the happy party too! 

Once you have your favourite people (even if that’s just you) and your happy place visualized, I want you to breathe in and out once more. 

Remember that this is your place of serenity. You can allow your thoughts to wander but once you realize that it has, just bring it back to this space. 

For me, I close my eyes and see a meadow. This meadow has many flowers and trees, many falling leaves and a bright moon lighting up the night. The fireflies are glowing and the trees are swaying in the wind 

It almost looks like they are dancing, so sometimes I dance along. But my favourite spot in my happy place, is the moon against the small pond that sits in the middle of the meadow. It’s surrounded by weeping willow trees and the moon shines down so you can see past the water’s surface to the shiny blue bottom filled with tiny fish. They even wave when you walk by. 

Now this place doesn’t actually exist, but if it did, I would go their every day. You can do it this way too! If you have no real place that makes you happy, make it up! Make the wind sing and the stars shines as bright as you want. Just remember that as long as you have this place in your mind, nothing can be as bad as it seems. 

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