Today I had a day out – Mama’s Day Out…lol. Sometimes you just HAVE to do it. I went to the botanical garden near us, which is gorgeous. Most of the people caring for the plants are volunteers; they have even had some nearby military folks come in for various projects. All of them do a spectacular job.
Anyway – all of that to say that I went there today to stop: stop thinking too much, stop worrying needlessly, stop getting ahead of myself, and stop being anxious. I simply walked (a lot – 10,000+ steps) and sat. Today was about 80 degrees, sunny and breezy. I’m not sure what the humidity was, but it was incredibly low for this time of year. It was perfect. I could hear the birds calling, children playing in their area of the gardens, and planes taking off from the airport next door. I felt the breeze ruffling my hair, the sun on my face and the occasional flick of an insect landing on me. I got to see a turtle doing his best “I’m the King of the World” (from Titanic) on a log in the water, and a red-headed woodpecker hopping on a tree.
I feel so much better now. Amazing what stopping and taking a pause from life will do for you.