An hour in a garden offers a ‘happy place’ perspective
While traveling in Japan a while ago, a lawyer friend observed that recalling a contemplative moment in a teahouse in one of Tokyo’s hidden gardens would be his “happy place” when he returned to the stresses and strain of his practice. With a view of a fuchsia and lavender bank of azaleas and a quiet pond, surrounded by the gentle sound of wind in the pines, this garden afforded the opportunity to regroup, recollect and re-imagine all the joys not only of the day, but of friends, family and other memories of being ‘in the moment.’
The idea of centering on one’s “happy place” is the prime directive of the Stress Doctor and others who try to teach balance in a life consumed by demands and conflict.
It is exactly what we provide to guests at Spruce Point Inn who seek rest, relaxation and re-connection with the ones they love best. It’s what we mean by SPI.CALM and helping to create “oceanside memories made in Maine.” It’s a lifecycle that begins again with our opening day May 17th.
This weekend brings National Gardens Day on May 6, the 142nd Annual “Run for the Roses” May 7 and Mothers’ Day on May 8. As May finally brings us spring sunshine on the Maine Midcoast, it’s a perfect time to escape the daily routine with an outing. Come see what’s in bloom at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens (a National Gardens Day participant). Watch the wildflowers and spring foliage unfold along a trail through the Boothbay Region Land Trust. Sip a julep for Derby Day or a mimosa over Mothers Day brunch at the Boathouse Bistro (or wherever you are!).
And savor the moment. Close your eyes, breathe deeply and listen to spring. Feel that happiness? It’s always waiting for you here at Spruce Point.