"Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth, find resources of strength that will endure as long as life lasts."- Rachel Carson
This weekend sees me back down in what has become one of my favourite places...Murwillumbah, NSW. It's such a beautiful place, and not just for it's scenery...mountains, rivers, cane fields, beautiful sunsets, and the background of Mt Warning.
But also the people are just so friendly and laid back. There's quite a relaxed, country feel about this place. The town of Murwillumbah feels like you're coming home to a place that you can put your feet up and be yourself. Take your time, take everything in. Of course, nestled between the Tweed River, mountains and cane fields gives this town such a warm, inviting feel that is enlivening yet restful at the same time. I fall in love with the town everytime I visit.
How fortunate that friends Karen and Stew happen to live there. I've been making the most of being able to stay with them and I'm grateful that I have a place that I can call in and take time out. Which is exactly what I'll be doing this weekend.
My weary soul needs time away from the hustle and bustle without time pressures or the constant domestic calling as a wife and mother. It's an important time for me to rest...to think and contemplate and put my thoughts down in my journal. It's also about setting down some plans for 2015. And making time to catch-up on some reading and stuff that I'm always too busy to do.
As a creative, I really value this time and it's necessary for my ongoing growth and my ability to create beautiful images for my clients. These times provide a source of inspiration through moments of silence and contemplation.
I know it's crazy at this time of the year, so I hope that you too get the opportunity for some alone-time to stop...to appreciate...to be grateful and to allow time for yourself and time to reflect and honour your place in this beautiful, crazy world of ours.
Have a lovely weekend!