What is the happy place?
The happy place is a feeling within us. When we’re happy everything feels good and easy. We are glad to be alive. Happiness is something we are born with, and it never leaves us.
What does a happy person feel like?
A happy person feels excited by life and sees opportunity everywhere. They feel eager for new experiences. They feel like they matter, so they know they deserve good things and are confident they will get them. They have nothing to prove, so they live with honor and integrity. They are a joy to be around.
What would prevent us from being happy?
How do we live without fear?
We don’t need to live without fear. We need to learn how to find our happy place in the middle of it.
The I Feel Happy series of picture books for children are about finding the happy place when we lose sight of it. All children experience fear in some form, and we don’t want them to focus on it for long. Instead, we want to reinforce happiness, again and again, so that they never forget where to find it. My books are that loving reminder.
It took me many years and many teachers to learn how to be happy. I was still learning how when my kids were young, so I wasn’t able to reinforce happiness in them like I could today. I hope your kids never have to learn how to be happy, but will always remember.