“The human heart is so delicate and sensitive that it always needs some tangible encouragement to prevent it from faltering in its labor. The human heart is so robust, so tough, that once encouraged, it beats its rhythm with a loud unswerving insistency. One thing that encourages the heart is music. We have created music to embolden the hearts and inspire the spirit of people all over the world.” Maya Angelou – Letter for my Daughter
Music and nature walks are two of my go-to staples for upliftment. In the midst of lots of amazing things happening in life and the beautiful unfolding of spring, there are also the untold challenges that we meet head on at full speed. So the thing to do when faced with such velocity, is to slow down, breathe deep, and know that we’ve come through many challenges and heartaches, stronger on the other side.
Listen to your favorite songs, let yourself be restful, touch your toes to the earth, and be grateful.
I’m feeling quite emotional
There are all these things that I can’t control
It comes in waves
All along the path that I have paved
So many things we cannot escape
Breathing deep, we just find a way
Sometimes less is more for words to say
Sometimes rest is where we learn to pray
These things weigh heavy on my mind
I’m walking steady one day at a time
These challenges become a tie that binds
Through love, our strength is never hard to find