Claude Monet, 1908 “The Palazzo Contarini” in Venice, Italy, on the Grand Canal Water, whether audible or not, is generally quite soothing to the human spirit and calming to the anxious mind. Allow yourself respite.
A quiet moment
Perhaps you’ll have a moment to write someone a card or a short letter. Your correspondence will be treasured and saved, for more than any sixty seconds. Guaranteed.
Whether you grew up in a small town or not, railroad tracks always beckoned with a mysterious hint of places unknown. Hearing that whistle in the wee hours could spark a fantastical trip which could never be matched in real life, but could take you to new facets of your imagination. ‘Virtual Reality’ cannot duplicate …
A galaxy captured in a stunning photo by NASA’s Hubble Telescope Perhaps meditating on this image will put problems in a unique perspective.
Sometimes just resting your eyes and looking at a natural landscape instead of city sidewalks or manicured lawns calms your thoughts.
Time to write a personal note; not with a quill pen necessarily, but something more than an email or a commercial card by itself. And 2022 will begin on a positive note for you and your recipient.
“The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
A postcard or photo may be used for meditation, regaining focus, or simply relaxing and releasing stress.
The Cup of Tea, Mary Cassatt. Collection, Metropolitan Museum of Art And even in today’s rushed and too-busy times, a cup of tea can be refreshing for more than the weary feet. Allow yourself to pause and enjoy a few minutes rest with your soul.
A well-worn watering can waiting inside a greenhouse to be utilized in refreshing thirsty plants once more. Would we show the same patina of use and labor if we considered whether we have refreshed our fellow man with encouragement and example, or are we too busy to render some small measure of aid? Are we …