Sunday, March 22, 2015

in the park

The grass poked through my shirt and the wind played with my hair and I thought about how wonderful it was to just lie there, still.

How incredible that the most healing of places are often just in between trees, or hidden in mountain ranges, or tucked away in mundane places where we often don’t look or appreciate.

The warmth of the sun made me tired, and the glare of it’s light made me squint, so I closed my eyes and thought of nothing.

Nothing except that moment, and how badly I needed it. How I had been longing for a second to just be still. And I just became so, so, so happy.

For all the things that have brought me to this place, and even the times that challenged or hurt me.  

Isn’t it amazing to think of all the things we can survive? And all the things we can learn and experience? All the trauma our body can handle and all the pain our hearts can mend completely baffles me. All the people that we can love, and all the places we can go. Isn’t it amazing to think all we have to do is grant ourselves permission to enjoy every part of our life, even the really challenging parts?

I felt so alive as I breathed deeply and lied still in the grass. I felt present and hopeful. Nothing is perfectly in place right now and that’s the whole point. We have to vow to live beautiful, inspiring lives regardless of where we are, physically, mentally, and emotionally. We have to make peace with the messy, torn, and painful parts of our stories. It’s the only way to move forward, gracefully and mercifully, to the next chapters.

We have to take time to lie still, marvel, appreciate, explore and love deeply.

I felt light and airy as the sun traced my face through the trees dangling branches. And while I have things that I often feel like weigh me down, I realized that we don’t always get to let go of what hurts us, but we do get to decide whether those things become weights on our shoulder or stepping stones to where we hope to be.

And right now that is what I have to remember.

The grass dampened my shirt, and the sun kept me warm, and my mind was clear like the sky, and I couldn’t have asked for a better Sunday morning.

Wishing you all a great week xoxo 

1 comment:

  1. I thought for SURE I commented on this but don't see it, I'm sorry! I really loved this post, Katie. Beautiful imagery and a peaceful reminder that stepping stones are needed, even if just to stand on and rest for awhile. I love your heart xo


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