self care

_MG_9971 no logoThe whole house was quiet … not a soul to be found. I make myself a glass of tea and grab my favorite book. Outside to the patio I go. It’s just so quiet, sixteen miles out. Besides the faint sound of a dog barking in the distance, birds chirping, bees buzzing and the beautiful sound of wind blowing. It’s quiet. 

I could sit out here for hours. The shade from our patio covering and the slight breeze makes it perfect. The wind seems to jump from spot to spot … I hear it going through the air, then it seems to hit the butterfly bush and then I hear it off in the distance rustling through the leaves of the eucalyptus over on the property line. What a peaceful sound that is. When I want a break from reading, I walk the little rock path in the yard, checking my lavender and butterfly bushes. Snipping off flowers who’s beauty has faded. It’s relaxing.

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The way the wind sounds as it makes its way through the leaves of a tree was something I hadn’t noticed until we moved out here. There weren’t any trees in those days. The wind was just a rushing sound passing by. And then the planted trees started to grow and one day there was this interesting sound. I had to walk out away from the house to figure out what it was and to my pleasant surprise, I found it in the trees.

One form of self-care for me is just enjoying the simple pleasures life brings … some of it is what I’ve talked about … enjoying the peace and the quiet that life gives me glimpses of …

What do you do for self-care?

C

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