Friday, 18 May 2012

Frivolous Friday

OK, so this is going to be a real "off the cuff" post. There has been a string of wet, grey days lately, there are a hundred things I "should" be doing now instead of sitting here at my computer and to say that I am frazzled would be an understatement!. Ever have a time when as much as you try to be all things to all people,you fail miserably, and realize the person you have failed the most is YOU!!   I have reached a point in my life when time seems to have taken on a whole new significance . It has become a lot more important and for once in my life I would like to spend some of it doing what I would like to do.
Phew, now that I have that rant out of the way, I can begin to tell you what I wanted to post for this week's Frivolous Friday.   There is, ironically, a connection between my little"hissy fit"( see above) and my topic. It is called "Relaxing Places to Be"  
Frequently......or would it be "often".... I never really fullly understood the subtle difference between the two... I would drive to an area near by and just sit and think or just sit and put my  mind in neutral.  It helps if you also have a cup of coffee, tea, or just a bottle of water with you, to refresh you as you engage in this arduous task.
Amazingly, just allowing yourself to be still and see the scenery around you has a calming and peaceful action. It is uncanny how often we "look" but don't "see". Everyone has their own name for what is around us, but I am calling it Mother Nature for now.  How life unfolds, slowly, surely,  and without fanfare has always and hopefully will continue to bring me peace and an acceptance of who or what I am.
Having a friend, spouse, or confidant with you can also be beneficial as you can bounce ideas and thoughts off them  and perhaps gain a whole new perspective of whatever it is that has you operating at less than optimal level.
I am putting a couple of photos here as they are beautiful places at any time, but seemed especially "peaceful" on the evening last week when I snapped them.  They  all are of the Kennebecasis River ( say that fast three times!) on a late spring evening.Maybe later in  year I will show you a  few others at different times of the year. Perhaps it is the combination of water, trees, new beginnings , but whatever it was it makes me relax and enjoy life even more than I already do!!



11 comments:

  1. I agree that being around Mother Nature can have such a calming effect. For me, it's getting out and working in the garden. Seeing something completed that I can control. Or just sitting quietly on an ocean beach, listening to the waves lap at the shore as the tide rushes in and glides gracefully out again, is humbling and reassuring.
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    1. Thanks forl the comment, Kathy,you are so right!!

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  2. I agree with you both, nature in whatever form, usually stimulates peace and peaceful thoughts. Trouble is we don't get enough of it. Life rushes by so fast, most people don't get, or take, the time to step back.

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    1. You are absolutely correct, Jo. I am fortunate to live a a part of the world where "nature" is always very close, it's just taking the time to appreciate it. Thanks for your comment.

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  3. I felt similarly and posted about it a couple months ago. My picture was my Happy Place, my favorite waterfall in NC. Since that is too far away, I need to settle for a walk or get lost in the view of the neighbor's farm. Whatever it is, do it for you and enjoy :)

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    1. Thanks, Heather, and it's nice to know that no matter where we live there are certain things that make us feel the same. Take time and enjoy!

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    1. It is Gail, and thanks for checking the post!

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  5. Watching all the unhurried tasks and marvelling at all Mother Nature and spring have to offer is indeed peaceful...you can almost physically feel the stress slipping away.

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    1. Absolutely correct, Monica. Thanks for your insightful comment!

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  6. Beautiful, Patricia. Just beautiful.

    (Nominated you for the Kreativ Blogger award. Check out www.achdulieberjayne.com)

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