Yesterday I took the day off and went to the beach with my daughter and friends. Being a water baby...it was a needed day away to recharge and to just spend some time with my kid. She's not really a kid though...my daughter is a woman now...and from her childhood to now as an adult...this is where we love to be.
When I'm near water, it's an instantly soothing thing for me...my heart calms, my breathing deepens, my body relaxes and I feel a sense of peace. When I close my eyes and just listen...my soul smiles and thinks "I'm home"...and it's a good feeling for me.
Even when I can't be here physically...I can come here in my mind when I need to. When my body is raging against me and my mind needs a break, I close my eyes and I remember the sounds, the smells, and the way the sand feels under me. When I focus on those memories...my breathing calms, my body relaxes and I can hear the sounds as though I'm sitting on the sand. It's a calming thought that I turn to when I need it and it's a healing, feel good thing for me.
Pictures taken at the Pinery Provincial Park and they were taken by me.