Standing by my new favourite place, staring out at the view before me, I pledge to be more present. To take in the world around me, I tell myself. To not be lost in this season of anxiety and stress.
As I look out the kitchen window, with a brew in hand, tranquillity washes over me. I notice the swaying movement of my neighbours backyard tree as the wind moves gently through each branch and gives life to the little buds of flowers breaking through.
Cascading my eyes to the patch of grass on my right, in one swooping motion, and am met by beauty in the simplest of form. The gentle caress of the wind moving through each blade of grass, triggers my reality.
I want my life to be like the branch and blades of grass. An existence in which the daily challenges of life, move about like the wind, but I am not destroyed or overwhelmed by them.
There is peace despite the challenges, and I am able to exude tranquillity to those around me.