April 15th, 2021
Does it feel like the world around you is still in chaos? For me, on those days that I tune into the noise of the world, whether it be on the television at a friend's house, the radio in the car, or social media, I get a little stressed out. But then I go out into nature and find my place of refuge. I find that in the company of the ocean, I find peace. Nature does that for me. Like the ocean waves that come in and go out, ebb and flow, I tune my breath into the same rhythm, breathe in, breathe out. I find my peace there, staring out at the ocean. I choose peace every time I choose to go to the ocean.
That's where I was on yet another night, staring out at the setting sun, breathing in and out, when conversations with a stranger began and brought peace as well. Within minutes, this stranger, Sandy Gail, and I became like long lost buddies. You know those people who make you feel like you've known them your whole life, they welcome you in and warm your heart, and make you feel all warm and fuzzy. That is peace too.
Each day we can choose to live in peace or in chaos depending on what or who we surround ourself with. Each day, no matter what life puts in our path, we need to remember, peace is a choice we can make.
Where is YOUR place of peace? Is it at the beach or in the mountains? Is it playing with a pet or cooking? Is it being alone or in the company of a loved one? Whatever is your place of peace, I hope you remember to make time each day to return to that place. It is a choice we can make. We just need to remember to do that each day!
In peace I leave you,