I feel better when I get myself to some water. Since as far back as I can remember, I've always been drawn to water. I loved swimming, showers, boating, skipping rocks across it, splashing in mud puddles, sitting next to it quietly....I have been a water baby from the start I suppose.
As we grow older, we stop splashing in mud puddles, we don't spend our summers swimming every day like when we were kids, but I have noticed that in my adult years, water still has a role in my life....it serves as silent counsel when my heart is heavy.
In times of trouble, sadness, uncertainty and discord, my heart cries out to get myself to water. If I can go sit next to it, dip my toes into it, feel the breeze float across it and into my face, I'll have no choice but to feel better.
So this weekend, I'm going to get myself out of town, I'm going to go to one of my favorite places, a place to reboot, recharge and hopefully come back better than when I left.