Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.
- John Muir
I love this song and video! Partly because I’ve been fortunate enough to go to St John in the U.S. Virgin Islands and to the beach he referred to in the song (Cinnamon Bay).
Where do you go to “give strength to body and soul?” Do you ever take a walk outside and observe the beauty and perfection of nature when you’re feeling down? Do you have a room of the house where you can go to be alone to pray, meditate, journal, read or do something to revive your spirit?
We all need to carve out time and find a private place where we can be alone even if it’s only for a few minutes. Time to recharge our batteries is essential in order to stay positive, hopeful, peaceful and wise. If you think you don’t have time, then get up ten minutes earlier. It will do more good for you then sleeping that extra time.
Make the renewal of your mind and spirit an important part of your routine. I guarantee that you will notice a difference in how you handle the challenges of everyday life.
Cinnamon Bay, St John, USVI