There’s A Place
There’s a place, where I can go, so sang The Beatles way back when. I’ve found my go-to place, not just for when I feel low or blue, but whenever I want. In this lovely weather we are experiencing, I walk every day and it takes me past my ‘go-to place.’ How blessed am I that I can sit here for however long I want and enjoy?
Feeling of Elation
It’s a funny old world and one thing I’ve learned as I’ve got older is the benefit that comes from time alone, even for just a few moments. A simple break from everyday pressures that life throws at us. Add to that a beautiful place and bingo…. a feeling of elation higher than anything I’ve ever known.
Getting Back To Nature
Perhaps it’s being at one with nature? The sounds, smells, and the natural beauty of the countryside. The trees, the birds, and every other living thing getting along with their lives, taking each day as it comes. And I’m sat there in the middle of it all, becoming part of it. I hope I’m not sounding crazy, it’s just that I think everyone should try it.
I wonder what it is about the sounds of nature that have a calming effect on our stressed-out souls? Tidal waves crashing on the shore, the flow of a river rolling by, birds singing, sheep calling out to each other and even the sound of a thunderstorm. There’s a whole industry selling these sounds on CD so you can listen in the luxury of your home. I prefer the real thing, especially if the sun is shining.
Find Your Place
I’m sure you all have your ‘go-to place and I’d love to hear about them. We spend so much of our lives running around working, dealing with daily problems that we seem to become disconnected from the ability to just be and relax. Enjoy that place when you find it, even if it’s only for five minutes.