This was to be one of the last good opportunities to get to the beach this summer. Me and my oldest along with some of his good friends came down late yesterday. My wife and the rest of the brood are going to join us later.
Rain is in the forecast for the whole weekend. Bummer right?
Not really. Both my son and I had the same observation this morning. Even if it rains and we are home bound, it is good to get a change of scenery. The change resets our mood.
This is also a place I came a few years ago after being laid off from a long time employer. I was not distraught because I knew it was coming. But the beach provided a reset in my mind. I sat on the porch with a view like the photo in this post. It gave me time to reflect, not to dwell. I hatched my plans on what to do next. It was and is therapeutic.
The famous self improvement author, the late Steven Covey, would say I was "sharpening my saw". My wife always made fun of me during my covey period by the way.
So while it rains, we stay inside. We can just be. No real agenda. Nothing pressing. Just being. It is wonderful.
How about you? Where do you go or what circumstances give you peace in a very hectic world?
I would love to know. It is far more interesting than what I have to say