Summer is a very busy time for me. All of July, I have been swamped with activities, and though I enjoy them very much, I barely have had enough time to stop and take a breath. Now, with my summer winding down after my county fair, it’s nice to just have time to do absolutely nothing and go to my favorite place in the United States: Mule Lake, Minnesota.
My grandparents have a quaint, little cabin on a quaint, little lake way up north in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. I love to go fishing early in the morning with my dad and grandpa, or train for cross-country by going on a run. I love to sailboat, kayak, boat, and swim around the clear, cold lake. I love to hike through the lake’s nature reserve with my family, and I love to scour the shoreline, searching for shells with my sister, Anna. I love to play a friendly game of beanbags or croquet with my family, and I love to shoot my BB gun, aiming for already-BB-pierced coke cans. I love to sit at the end of the dock, iced tea in hand, and watch the beautiful sun set across Mule Lake.
But above all, I love spending time with my family and God, and enjoying the magnificence of God’s creation.
God’s creation is something holy, something special, and something beautiful. I think that it is important to thank God for creating everything so perfectly and in His own image.
Spending time in one of my “happy places” helps put other things in my life into perspective. I see how God is working in and through everything.
So tell me, where is YOUR “happy place”?