~~Ever felt an angel's breath in the gentle breeze? A teardrop in the falling rain? Hear a whisper amongst the rustle of leaves? Or been kissed by a lone snowflake? Nature is an angel's favorite hiding place.~~
I find peace in nature. Not in just week-end hiking or camping trips every now and then. I need to get outside every day. Sometimes to walk. Sometimes to work in my yard. But always....always....to find peace of mind. I need that because it keeps me balanced. I can get overwhelmed with my job or people's problems or bills.....the list is endless. But when I step outside and pay attention to the trees, the sky, the birds, or the air, everything else just melts away for a few minutes and I find total peace. It's truly a lovely feeling.
I can also find that feeling when I practice my yoga. When I hug my grandson. When I look at my Jake. More and more, I am finding peace in my every day life rather than tension, worry, stress, and other negative emotions. I do not have a perfect life by any stretch of the imagation.....but it is perfect for me.
Letting go of the smoking was part of me changing the way I live my life. I didn't let outside influences interfere this time. I needed to quit so I focused on making positive changes. I changed the way I thought about things. I changed my routine to incorporate beauty, fun, and joy. And I am loving every minute of it now.
I'm happy. I'm healthier. And each day brings peace and joy. I couldn't ask for more than that. I hope each of you are finding some peace in your day. Do the things that bring you joy.
May you find your smile......