I have been weary in my soul lately.

Too much going on, not enough me time, not sure which direction I am going.

My relaxation time this past weekend was to visit a dear friend in Wisconsin. It happened to be July 4th weekend and what better time to get out of town. Sometimes one needs to simply get away. Forget about everything and do absolutely nothing!

It felt good to not have a time table. No emails, no phone calls, no text messages, no internet. I could have had all of those but I chose to keep all of that off except for 10 minutes a day when I listened to my meditation.

It also felt good to have a dear friend understand and pamper me when I needed it. He kept telling me that I was the one driving the ship.

It was absolutely beautiful in Wisconsin this time of year. Not too hot and not too cold (anyone that knows me knows I hate the cold). He lives on a small lake area and being able to stand outside and ground myself while listening to the fountains was heaven. Now I’m not saying that my farm isn’t heaven but that was exactly what I needed at that moment in time. Even when it rained, it was calming. The beauty of an area is what you make of it. And for me that area was beautiful. Seeing Lake Michigan then driving a few miles and being able to see farmland freshly tilled and planted makes my heart sing.

The new green of corn coming up, the brilliance of petunias on street corners and hanging along sidewalks, the smell of water whether that be Lake Michigan, Lake Geneva, or my friends small lake behind his house, the hearing of jazz and the saxophone, or the lure of new friendships and the rekindling of old was all that my weary soul needed to maybe not be whole again but revived where I can get back in the swing of things and not feel lost.

The takeaway:

Find your “me” time.

Find your relaxation.

Find what helps your soul.

As the old Christian hymn goes “It is well with my soul.”

Find what is well with yours.

If you need help to find that, I am here and would love to chat.