Promoting a sense of peace

Work has been crazy busy lately, and I have had a nasty headache for two days, so I thought it would be nice to post a photo tonight that promotes a sense of peace and quiet and restfulness.  Although there are quite a variety of things that make me feel peaceful, when I thought back on our recent trip to South Carolina, many pictures immediately came to mind.  I guess it’s because I have always loved the water, so looking at any photo taken by the ocean washes away all of my stress and makes me sigh in happiness :).  I think that might even be my blogging theme for the next few days because it was really hard to decide which photo to share.  I’m not even totally sure why the following shot makes me feel peaceful, but I think it is just the fact that the feather is totally free and undisturbed.

Feather on the sand

Now, for a little bit of humour. I guess everyone has different views on this subject because I asked my hubby if this picture makes him feel peaceful, and he said (with a big grin on his face), “No!  It makes me feel irritated because I think it’s going to tickle me when I’m sleeping, or it’s going to land in my drink, and I will have to fish it out.  Or it’s going to make someone sneeze.  It’s just an irritating little bastard no matter how you look at it!” He says that the only thing that makes him feel peaceful is a row of 5 cent machines at the casino with him sitting in the middle and nobody on either side of him to annoy him, and he’s playing a bonus round. LOL!!

So, what kind of a scene, in a picture or experienced in real life, makes you feel relaxed and serene?

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22 Responses to Promoting a sense of peace

  1. krikitarts says:

    This does it for me very well, Cindy–how delicate and lovely. To try to answer your challenging question: It’s often the simplest things that tend to pull me in and start the relaxation/meditation process. A single feather is a fine example of this simplicity, and you have made a beauty here.

  2. dorannrule says:

    I love this one Cindy. Beaches are what make me feel restful and relaxed. And a beautiful soft feather on the sand is so beautiful. The casino’s 5 cent machine bonus round to relax? This is what I think is a Mikey-ism. 🙂

    • You see – that’s why our blogger’s convention has to be on a beach :). Preferably with nice beach boys who bring us fancy drinks with umbrellas in them LOL! Just think of how relaxing that would be. And yes, I am faced with non-stop Mikey-ism’s every day, and they sure keep me laughing!!

  3. benzeknees says:

    A pic of a white sugar sand beach being lapped by turquoise waters.

  4. TBM says:

    I have to vote for the beach. Can I add a tropical drink sitting next to a beach chair? That sounds nice. Sorry to hear about the head. Not fun.

    • Ok, so then obviously you agree with the blogging convention on the beach idea – with fancy tropical drinks of course :). Thanks, the headache seems much better this morning. It’s the damn pressure shifts – they just kill me! I’m so glad because it’s awfully hard to sit in front of a computer at work all day when your head feels like it’s splitting open. Just two more days and then a 4 day weekend for Easter. Yayyyyyyy!!!!!!

  5. beckyday6 says:

    That’s a cool pic Cindy, it’s amazing how that feather has managed to stay there against the battering of everyday wind. It must be a clever little thing.

    I always find woods calming, I know a lot of people find them creepy, but I just get caught up in the varying tints of leaves, the way the light hits and refracts and the sound of birds cheeping merrily around. Woods will always be my favourite place, I guess it’s the English in me. 😛

  6. Whenever I see a white feather, I think it is my parents communicating with me from beyond so it gives me peace. Silly I know–but we do what works. Btw–I used your comment from my post yesterday in my post today

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  8. Jeff Sinon says:

    Beautifully captured in all its simplicity. It definitely coveys a sense of peace very well.

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