The prayer garden at the church I attend is in bloom again, this time with its Summer array. It is such a peaceful place to wander around, or sit on a bench and think.
Most of us need a time to calm down and be at peace, regroup, pray. And to do that, it helps to have a place to go to where we feel serene and positive.
There was a time or two when my car in a Walmart parking lot was my Place of Peace. I played games on my phone and listened to the radio until I felt more calm and better able to think clearly. At times my calming place has been with a book on the back porch. But the prayer garden, a walk on a nature trail, or a sit-down by a stream are my favorite places to relax.
I encourage you to have a go-to place that is a haven for you to unwind when you need that time. Even if it’s a locked bathroom door and tub of warm water. I do realize that those opportunities may not come often — I was a young mother once — so sometimes you may have to plan them. But do make the effort — it is so important.
Early in the morning or at the end of the day, alone or with a significant other, however you feel most calm — take some time to unwind and refresh your soul once-in-awhile. One last picture of another calming place for me: my back porch at sundown.
I urge you to find your own Places of Peace, relax, and have a wonderful Sunday!
- Serenity (margauxdenador.typepad.com)
- Sleeping Better Can Be As Easy As Redecorating Your Bedroom (plushbeds.com)
- The Power of Prayer (everydayhealth.com)