One of my favorite things to do is “back porch sitting”. Looking out at nature around me, hearing the songs of the birds, frogs and bugs, and watching the clouds float by are soothing to my soul. Of course the fact that the porch is screened in makes it more pleasant!!

My parents had a lovely front porch and we spent a great deal of time there. It was a place of conversation, connection and a good spot for “thinking”. So, I have always had a fondness for the “power of the porch”.

Sometimes I read, sometimes I meditate, sometimes I pray, sometimes I think deeply and sometimes…..I just exist – in the moment – relaxing and enjoying the beauty before me.

We live in world that is fast paced and often full of noise. I know for myself that it is important to be able to refresh and recharge and the “porch” is perfect for doing just that. I hope that everyone has a “quiet place” to stop and refresh. It is one the best investments you can make in yourself.

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