I've decided to stop fighting against every single moment of chaos that creeps into my life. I thought that striving for a slow and simple life meant avoiding chaos at all costs. I'm now thinking a little chaos, every now and then, is OK, even necessary.
It's the moments of calm in between the chaos that are important.
I’ve managed to find a teeny moment of calm within my working days. There’s this small park near my office. I've walked past it for years without venturing in - until a few months ago.
From the outside it doesn't look very inviting. But inside, it’s like a little secret garden, full of calm, nature and creative touches.
I now often wander down there for a brief moment after lunch. Sometimes I just sit and close my eyes. Sometimes I explore the winding paths. Sometimes I just breathe.
Each and every time, I leave calmer than when I arrived. Ready to face the chaos.
Last week I left something behind……
...along one of the winding paths...
...on a small simple seat...
... I left 1 of 1000 homes of happiness.
I wonder who finds it? I hope it brings them a little happiness and wellbeing.
How about you? Do you manage to avoid moments of chaos? Where, or how, do you find calm?
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Be well and happy,