How often are you asked how you are, and find that before you can even formulate an answer, the person talking with you has moved on and is chatting away about this or that in their lives. Is it something you are sometimes guilty of yourself? Why do you think this happens? When I was still actively working in Health Care, I would often ask the client, “what do you think causes this/these “symptom(s)?” Almost 90% of the time, the answer related to a stress of some kind, and more often then not, there were more then one stress factors in that person’s life.
Q – “what do you think could be a solution”
answer – “time away, getting away” were two of the most stated forms of actions required for relief sought ..
Ah that elusive cabin in the woods, that dream of peace and quiet that would be achieved if only we could get away from the daily grind and get out of the city. Those of you who live in the country and have seen city types come out to live in the quiet rural communities, only to realize in a short period of time that all the conveniences of city living don’t exist … One friend said..”they want to be in the country, but live like they did in the city”. The grass is always greener on the other side. We’ve all heard that saying before.
When we live in the moment, every moment is an opportunity for that ” oh wow feels sooo good” time in space.
Whether it is sinking into a refreshing sudsy bath after a long day of activity, or you are floating along on the Bayou, be present in all you do, that way, when someone says “how are you today”, if they don’t allow you to answer, it won’t matter, you will know they need you to “listen”.. The “Quiet” is missing from their lives at that moment in time.
So….. how are you today? ………….. where do you want to be …………….. wherever it is, be HAPPY
The Quiet resides in us all
* cabin spotted Turner Lake, Juneau Alaska (Nora Stengrim) Pinterest
** Pinterest -Seafini Amelia, Grand by Design bathroom Suite
***On the Bayou (Louisiana) by Michelle Morris on Fivehundredpx