The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely, or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature, and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature. I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles ~ Anne Frank
I love the quote above by Anne Frank, and I’ve found it to be true. When I’m feeling stressed, one of the quickest ways for me to recharge is to go off to a quiet place outside and soak up the beauty of God’s creation. There’s nothing like the sun on my face, the kiss of a gentle summer breeze, and the birds singing to make the cares of life drift away.
Yesterday was one of those days. The week started out quite stressful, and I had a lot on my mind. I decided I needed a mental health break. I turned off my cell phone, grabbed my Bible, and went outside to my favorite place by the pond to pray, read scripture, and think.
I felt like a new person following my mini vacation. The stress melted away, and I returned to the house ready to work on some projects I needed to complete. Nature is definitely a powerful prescription for the stress of life.
Do you need a mental health break today? Get outside and take a break. It may be just what you need to get through the rest of the day.