National Take a Walk in a Park Day

Parks are often overlooked and underutilized by people.

Parks are peaceful places for relaxation, and they also offer opportunities for recreation.  Spending time in a park can refresh the soul and calm the nerves.  Take a few minutes out of your day to walk through a park or just sit on a park bench in quite contemplation.

Happy National Take a Walk in a Park Day 

Water Calms the Soul

There’s something about a body of water that calms the soul.  It could be an ocean, sea, river, lake, or even a pool.

When the sunlight hits the water it glitters and reflects beauty.  Listening to the waves or watching the peaceful ripples tend to relax a person.  Playing in the water on a hot summer day cools the body and refreshes the soul.

There’s something about water that sets us free.

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Hammock Thoughts

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I was laying in the hammock and looking at the blue sky above me.  A few white clouds slowly passed over head.  Bees and butterflies were flittering around the yard.  Birds were in a tree nearby and signing a beautiful song.  The warmth of the sun radiated against my skin.

Everything seemed so peaceful and it bore down to my soul.  I felt tranquility flowing throughout my entire body.  I wondered to myself, why I rarely spend time in the hammock.

This is something I can and should enjoy more often in my life.  In fact, I think we all could benefit from having such a place in our lives.

Affirmations

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I just finished reading The 100 Most Powerful Affirmations for Social Problems by Jason Thomas.  The writer starts by explaining how affirmations work.  He also said affirmations should be positive and actionable.

Here are a few examples:

  • I am strong in my values and confident in my abilities.
  • I have the ability to plan, organize, and do.
  • I am resilient and fierce.
  • I have the power within me to create the life I desire.

I must admit, the whole thing seems a bit silly to me.  Has anyone actually tried using affirmations?  If so, did you notice any benefit?