giving thanks #21

Daily thankfulness is good for the soul. 

There is a peaceful and soothing feeling I get when I am able to be near water. Seeing the depths of color and the rolling movement relieves the tension that builds up during everyday life.   Something about the openness and the breeze of a lake or the sand and the surf at a beach is cleansing and renewing to me.

Several years ago we were able to purchase a small cabin at a lake. Although we have worked hard and spent lots of energy and resources improving the property, it also provides a place of sanctuary where we are able to escape the pressures of the work week and reconnect with nature – and with our true selves.

The change of scenery, the disconnect from routine, and the surrounding presence of God’s creation all revitalize us and make us whole.

I am so thankful.

3 thoughts on “giving thanks #21

  1. Mandy Robek says:

    Enjoy your time there, it sounds lovely and worth the hard work.

  2. caroline524 says:

    I always enjoy going to the shore and walking along the boardwalk. The sound of the waves and the sea breeze are comforting and relaxing.

  3. Donna Smith says:

    We are working on a small house near the ocean that we will retire to this summer. The water always brings me to a place of serenity, also. I hope you enjoy many days in your retreat by the lake.

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