The immediacy of everything inside can be exhausting. Even the need to rest or get to our reading books for pleasure are hard calls to quiet for moments of calm. Everything calls out need. The laundry piles up. The floors are filled with mess faster than the kids move on to the next thing.
It’s all so urgent and everyone is hungry.
So then we go outside. We have to make time to get caught up in the outdoors. Something green. Sometimes just the grass at the park or a breath of fresh air on a brisk walk. And sometimes you need to go further up and further in to find the green that speaks to your soul.
The quiet of tall pine trees swaying in a cool breeze. The crackle of the aspens Oranging in speckled brown. The crunch of pine needles and leaves. The smell of wet and dry earth and wild flowers dry after a summer of joyful service.
This is the green that calms and revives.
I am blogging everyday this October on the theme of Soul Calm. I want to take the dust of the day and sift it through my fingers. I want to see beauty, drink peace, and rest in calm assurance. Let the dust drift away, seen and unseen, beautiful, maybe, but not mine to keep. I hope it blesses you. You can find the collection of Soul Calm posts here:
Today, I am also linking up with the Five Minute Friday community: