“Sit by a river. Find peace and meaning in the rhythm of the lifeblood of the Earth.”
- Anonymous -
In our old city of Montreal, we were surrounded by concrete, nerve-racking traffic, the flood of tall buildings, urban sprawl, crowds, noise, impatient people and a frantic pace. I found myself rushing like everyone else, and could barely hear myself think.
|Colonel By Lake near Kingston Mills Lockstation|
In Kingston, a much smaller city, we are surrounded by greenery, less traffic and less density, fewer tall buildings, a quieter environment, a slower pace and a more patient population. And best of all, we are always just a few minutes away from a body of water.
|A serene setting at the Jones Falls Lockstation in Elgin, Ontario.|
Being near the water is very important to me. It’s where I’m most at peace. The ocean, the sea, a river or lake, a pond or creek...no matter what type, these places speak to my very soul. I am always happy and at peace when I’m near these gifts of nature.
|Sunset at Lake Ontario Park|
Since we moved here five years ago, I’ve never been in better spirits. Leaving the big city and slowing down was certainly one of the best decisions we ever made.
Where do you find your peace?
Have a wonderful weekend, everyone.