I went to the beach yesterday. What a beautiful day it was. Sunny and 60, with a slight breeze... Wow...
While I was there, it was hard not to notice the quiet.
Other than that, all I heard were seagulls flying above, a nearby train passing by and the water splashing up onto the shore.
It was the most wonderful way to spend my afternoon.
I like to the beach most in the off-season, when there are fewer people and it's not crowded and busy.
The beach in the off season is my quiet place.
For me, it's Peace at it's fullest.
While I walked on the sand, I picked up a few small rocks, like I usually do when I go.
I thought about random things...nothing pressing.
I sat down and read a chapter of a book.
But, most of all I just closed my eyes and listened.
Nature has to be the best place to take a time-out, because there's nothing there that's man-made.
It's all natural, and all amazing.
What strange weather for the last day in January... in a northern (snowy) state such as ours.
But I feel lucky that it is this warm, and that I was able to enjoy today this way.
I believe it was enough to refresh me until the next time I go.
Where's Your Quiet Place and Why Do You Go There?
Is it to rejuvenate, gain clarity, or simply just to relax?
Wherever your quiet place is, I hope you go there often.