Sunday, March 4, 2012

Soul Sunday

This afternoon I took a walk along the beach of the Long Island sound.  Maybe it's because I grew up on a lake in Minnesota, but I find it very soothing to just stare at the lapping waves of water. When the sun broke through the gray sky, it ignited a train of sparkle along the beach because the rocks washed up from the tide all had a glittery finish.  I started picking up the brightest ones and dumped them into my pockets. When there was no room left, I loaded them into my purse.

As I kept picking these "gems" off the beach, I started thinking about how they would look with candles nestled amidst these rocks with the fire bouncing of the silver glint. When I got home, I dug through some closets and found a silver platter I had retired.  Behold, here is my new coffee table centerpiece! I like it because it's not pre-fabricated. It is my creative effort and whenever I look at it, I will remember my soul-soothing walk today along the beach.

To all of you currently battling breast cancer, take a walk, preferably overlooking water. Commune with nature. It will clear out the anxiety about what the future holds. Focus on the trees, the wind, the sun, the waves. It will clear your head and help whisk away your worries. That's what the walk on the beach did for me.

Battling breast cancer is hard. And I forgot that life in general can sometimes be hard. Live in the moment. The rest will fall into place.

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