What is your outlet? Do you have one?
Yes, I do have an outlet?
A few actually.
When life is throwing me lemons, I choose not to make lemonade.
Instead, I usually I go into my craft room and create. I create whatever comes to mind - cards, mini scrapbooks, altered journals, coasters, and the list goes on. Crafting tends to get my mind off the things that are bugging me.
Even more than crafting, I like to go down to the lake. Early in the morning. It's where nature sings a calming lullaby. Songs that take me to a place of serenity. It's at the lake that I sit and listen or take a stroll along a quiet trail. Its there that I let God and nature take over my mind. It is there that I can take a deep breath and smile. It is there that there are no expectations. Just pure enjoyment.
This past Saturday, before most of my small town was up, I took a short drive to the lake.
And let nature's harmonious song begin.
The soothing sound of running water....
The breathtaking view. No sound needed. Just the view.
A bunny enjoying breakfast
The constant sound of buzzing bees
The chirping of birds on a quiet trail
Squirrels nibbling on corn as they sway on a feeder to and fro
It is here that I let God and nature take over my mind, body, and soul.
I escape to a place we call NATURE. I turn up the volume and let it play a tune that only it can play. I listen keenly and carefully. Listening for every note. Because it takes me away, even if it's temporary, to a place of zen. No troubles, no stress...
and total TRANQUILITY...
And then I get back into my truck,
And head back to reality....
With a new frame of mind:-)
So I pose the questions, What is your outlet? Do you have one?