We all need that special place that only we know about where we can go and find ourselves when everything seems out of our control – and we all know that these are the times that make us feel that way. As a child I used to go hide in my closet. There was something comforting to sit on the floor surrounded by things that kept me warm and helped me define who I was. There I was alone with my thoughts and could think about who I was and what I wanted in life.
Now I find that being outside does that for me. My garden may not be all that secret but it is secluded and I can be alone with my thoughts. There is something about being surrounded by nature with the sky above you and the ground under your feet. We are reminded that there is so much more to our lives if we get out and engage with the world. We can quiet our souls and listen to our inner voices. Then maybe, just maybe we can reach out to those around us and help them see that we each have a place in this world.