This life can get hectic; there always is something to worry about.
Bad news is limitless; gray clouds loom in the distance.
We hurt ourselves by allowing others to disrespect us in a variety of different ways; at times, we disrespect others by not acknowledging their basic humanity, whether intentional or not. Truth is as humans we are fallible; we are broken.
We are in need of rest; we are in need of peace and calm.
This need brings me to ducks on a pond.
The featured photo here is from about ten years ago. I had been walking on a nature trail around a pond with a heavy burden in my heart.
But, when I decided to sit on the grass and watch these ducks I got to thinking about how absolutely peaceful they are.
Truly, I wanted to morph into a duck (a mallard or whatever it is); I’m not necessarily an expert on bird names. All I know is that I wanted to imitate that calm.
I sat there and just enjoyed the day. I felt much more calmer when I allowed myself to just rest and let go of my worries.
As we approach this upcoming week, take some time to just rest, to find a moment of calm in your hectic day.
Jenny W. Andrews copyright 2022