I am soothed here.
I’m a Jersey Girl, although not the Snooki kind, but the real-life gal who grew up going to the beach everyday she could, who finds the sound of the ocean soothing and who goes in search of the sand between her toes, the sun in the sky glistening on the water and the waves crashing gently to shore in order to soothe her soul. That’s me. A drive to the beach will suffice when the weather’s too cold to dip my toes into the ocean, but I must smell the briny scent of the ocean’s perfume in order to completely find my peace within.
Do you have a special peaceful place in nature that you call your own?
Are you a beach person like me? Or do the mountains beckon to your soul?
Do the lakes have your heart? Or does the chilly snow hold you?
Does crunching in fallen, gem-colored leaves soften your sadness?
Or does the howling wind blow away your troubles?
Do raindrops wash away your tears? Does the acrid desert drain your worries?
Does the sunshine call your name?
Or do moonbeams beckon your feet to dance?
Do twinkling stars ignite your passion?
Or do clouds feather your dreams?
Please share with me ~ I’d love to hear where you find you peace!
Where is your
This was lovely. Even reading it and looking at your photo brings peace! And for me, it’s hiking, working out in the garden, or watching my son as he’s reading. Just having him home is the best of all joys.
I love that your son fits into your peace as well. Mine are peaceful pieces of my soul soothing as well. I understand. ~ My hubs as well ~
PS I should have said my hub too, but I’m looking forward to seeing my baby at Thanksgiving.
I understand ~ I knew Tugboat Man was in there!
my favourite is sunshine and sand……I don’t really have it here where I live but I love to dream!
I love to dream too Ute! Thanks for sharing. xo
I think I am more of a tree person..a secret garden of trees and leaves..and friendly creatures…:)
And some tiny faeries who dwell there, leaving tidbits of love for us to share! I don’t know where in the world that came from, but I’m leaving it here in the comments. xoxo
Love the faeries 🙂
Thought you would ~ I did too! xo
Love the faeries 🙂
Aspen-ringed meadows for me
Oh I got such a clear picture when you wrote that! Peace to you ♥
Snowy mountains by the moon and the rain. 🙂
Ahhh…I was hoping there would be someone to whom the snow and rain called…thank you so much for sharing! ♥ Peace to you my friend.
and peace to you. 🙂
Sitting on the rocks at clovelly beach looking out to sea… In fact anywhere that the sea is…I find it vary calming and soothing
Oh me too Helen! Me too…♥
Lovely. I think the mountains connect me with God’s peace the most…
Ahh, how beautiful. Thanks for sharing GodGirl! xo
I enjoyed your post. My beloved and I love the beach and all the things you mentioned about it. I love the redwoods, walking along a melodic stream, finding quiet glens full of ferns and sorrel, and pausing to sit and reflect while soaking it all in. It refreshes my spirit by removing any clutter that that may have over my heart.
That’s exactly what happens to me as well Russ. I know I’ve emphatically stated that I’m a beach girl which is true, but I can find peace anywhere I think ~ except in extreme heat or cold.
LOL on “I’m a Jersey Girl, although not the Snooki kind,”
Hmmm…not sure where I’d identify with. I kinda’ like it all – just depends on my mood. Although – as I get older – I’m not so much a fan of the cold & snow. It’s nice to look at – but – that’s about it.
I agree RoSy! I like the snow and cold when I am inside watching it fall through the window with a cup of hot cocoa in my hand! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!
Each place you mentioned holds a special memory, but I believe water in any form gives me my peace. I live overlooking a pond now, and there’s a bird sanctuary on the island in the middle of the pond – my new favorite!
Oh yes, Bobbi, I understand as water is so special to me too. Perhaps it is the fish within us?
And we honor your peace! ♥
I love all places of nature – out of town. I think if I lived near the beach I would most definitely be a beach person 🙂
Thanks for sharing Michelle! ♥
When things get hectic around the workplace, I always call upon my mental images of places we’ve gone to recharge. Here are just two of many:
Thank you so much for the links! I loved visiting your blog and sharing the redwoods and sea with you. You are super sweet! ♥
I loved the mountains when I lived out west. I love the woods here in the mid-west. Actually, any place where I can be away from the sounds of civilization and just hear the sounds of nature is a place of peace for me.
How true ~ it is that natural connection that sings to me as well.
Although I love the ocean it is the mountains that call out to my soul, in the autumn when the trees explode with color all around me do I feel the most alive. God has blessed me with His peace many times as I sit on the my deck just “being” in His presence whether it be spring, summer, winter or fall. But when I am at the ocean it is the strength of those waves that remind me of how powerful our God is. God is everywhere – in our hearts and in the nature He created just for us.
Patty, your comment warms my heart as it is so perfectly explained and written. Thank yo for sharing yourself with us. You are a light my friend. Heartfelt hugs to you. xo
You are so sweet, if I am your light you are indeed my candle keeping me lit! 😉
Beautiful! Shine On Patty! xo
For a minute, I couldn’t think of a place, which is not good! I definitely need to take the time to connect with nature more! Then I remembered how much I love the snow – to me it looks so pure, and so peaceful. We don’t get too much “real” snow here in London, but I have had the opportunity to work in Romania a few times in the winter and love the snow so much (although some of my friends from there don’t like it and think I am crazy!). I love a snowy landscape and I love walking through it too. This post definitely reminded me how important it is to take time to connect with nature! Thank you 🙂
Catherine, thank you. With our first snow, I will think of you! ♥