Sunday, October 25, 2009

a walk in the woods

When I woke up this morning, the sun was shining and I knew I needed to get outside and enjoy this beautiful October day.  So I took a walk through Frick Park. 

I found a flat rock in the water to rest on in the middle of the creek, while I listened to the water babbling through the rocks.  I thought about the things that are important to me. 
I want to attract good things into my life.  I want to trust, to love, to be compassionate and honest.  I want to write for a living.  I want to be healthy in mind, body and spirit.  I want to stay connected with the people that I love and make connections with people I meet along my life's journey.  I want to be confident and know in my heart that love will prevail.  I want to take more photographs and art journal more.  I want to grow spiritually and love myself.  I don't want to be so hard on myself.

Nature was smiling at me, letting me know that everything is going to be OK.  There is always hope and when I am discouraged or distraught, I can always count on the people that I love to be there to support me.  I can always go for a walk and talk to the universe.

 I stopped in Regent Square after my walk.

I sipped hot caramel apple cider on my way back. Yum!

When I spend time in nature I am able to find peace.  Since I grew up with parents who loved hiking and always took my brother and I, the woods are a safe haven for me.  It makes me feel comfy.  I feel tension and stress leave my body when I am surrounded by vast trees.  I can breathe.  I like living in the city, but I love escaping to the woods.

I hope you have a good week and that you are able to find a moment of peace, where ever it is that you may find it. 
Thank you for visiting my blog. 
Love, Chelle


Jane said...

This was an awesome post! Everything you wrote spoke so loudly to me. I find myself with lots of time lately to sit and think about life. Sometimes I'm just so tired of thinking. I just want everything to line up perfectly. Here's to being gentle with ourselves.

Chelle said...

Thanks Jane! It is amazing how things fall into place more smoothly when we stop trying so hard. Letting go of the negativity and filling that space with unconditional love really helps. :-)