You know those days when everything and everyone is a little off? We had one over the weekend. It happens to all of us, right? It's these moments when I tell my kids to throw on their boots because we're heading outside. Nature is the trick... you know this, I'm sure. Fresh air, earth beneath our feet, wide vistas, small details... they bring us back into our bodies and still the noise in our heads. And for my little crew... it inspires harmony. I often seek out water. It soothes me. I know it has the same effect on my children. When I was young, there was the ocean. Now, there is the lake.
At home there are baskets of stones and jars of glass from previous lake adventures, but we stuff our pockets anyway. These new treasures are freshly infused with the energy of the lake and this moment. Who wouldn't want to hold onto that? And as I sit here in the early hours of the morning, sipping tea and writing to you, I am grateful for every bit we gathered. Snow came silently in the night, and who knows how long it will be before we see the shore again. I wish you all a peaceful day... and if something or someone feels a bit off, don't hesitate to throw on your boots. With or without snow- outside is always the answer.