I hope you enjoy this blog enough to have noticed that my weekly post didn’t happen last week! I followed my own advice, and disengaged from the busyness of work for awhile. My husband and I went to Portland for 10 days, to spend time with family, and to soak in the beauty of the Northwest.
It was a happy, meaningful time, spent with loved ones. We got out and walked quite a bit, and enjoyed all of the beautiful flowers, in full bloom, and the emerald green grass, trees, and bushes. We saw days that were sunny and warm, and days that were cloudy and cool.
This last Monday, we even experienced a wonderful thunderstorm, complete with booming thunder, lightening strikes, heavy rain, and hail! We were walking to the library when it started to rain, and just as we stepped inside the building, the heavens opened up, and it really poured! We were in a cozy room, with large windows clear across the back wall, and they looked out on a beautiful wooded area. It was a great place to view the splendor. I loved the whole experience!!
Please treat yourself to a period of rest and relaxation, as soon as you can! It’s a great way to manage stress. Even if you can’t take enough time off to travel away from home, change your focus from the busyness of life, over to the quiet, peacefulness of being fully present and awake to the blessings around you.
Step away from your work, if even for a couple hours! Go out for a walk. Let your mind rest in the beauty and restorative quality of our natural world. Breathe in deeply and calmly. Breathe out all of your stress and tension. Take mini-breaks of restoration! It will pay wonderful dividends!!
Until next time,