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   Posted 7/15/2009 12:33 AM (GMT -6)   
We all have times when life is just too much and we need a place to go where we feel safe and secure. For some people it's as simple as going to their favorite 'place' in their mind while for others they need to physically head for a place that is their haven. Where did, or do you go when you wanted to feel Safe?

I often have times when life is just too noisy and totally overwhelms me so I have a couple of 'safe places'. I can't just go there in my own mind, I'm one who needs to actually be there. For a short one I go to our bedroom. I used to do this when I was a kid too but then I would sometimes go into the attic and sit on the ceiling boards above the kitchen. The door was next to my room and it was a wonderful place to find some quiet. The best was when it was raining on the roof and the sound was so comforting.

But if I'm about to go over the edge then my place is at the beach. When kids and grandkids are wearing me, the phone won't stop ringing and someone is always coming or going... I need a break. Hubby seems to always be on the same wave length and we start throwing some clothes in the trailer, some food and we hit the road. We do take our cell phones but gee...somehow we just forget to turn them on most of the time... tongue

Do you have a place you go to feel safe? Did you as a child? Tell us about it, please...
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   Posted 7/15/2009 9:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Chutzie, There is a park that I go to to give me that safe and secure feeling. I just sit in my car there. It is a quiet park not the typical ones overrun by kids. It always makes me feel so much better when I leave. It has been a favorite for me for over 20 years.

I also have another answer for this one. Another place to make me feel safe and secure is in my husbands' arms. Sometimes the kids can get on my last nerve, or something else will set my off and that is where I go if I need the immediate feeling NOW. He knows not to talk to me during those times. He just hugs me and kind of rubs my head for a few minutes. It works everytime.

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   Posted 7/15/2009 5:17 PM (GMT -6)   
There is a road about 3 minutes from my house, which is my favorite place in the world. It is gorgeous. It's all farms -- hay fields, corn fields, dairy farms, horse farms, and even a hunt club! I used to take my horse there, and we'd run through the fields, or I'd just stand there for hours & let him graze. I don't think I've ever seen a more beautiful place. I still stop there sometimes, when I need to think, or be alone. I'll either go for a walk, or just pull my car over into one of the fields & sit. It is so calming & peaceful. Just gorgeous!

When I'm at home now & need to escape, I just go to my room. Actually, that is where I spend most of my time these days. It used to be the barn. When my horse was alive, I'd spend hours sitting in his stall with him whenever I was upset.

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