As the world spins out of control I spend more time in solitude and contemplation.
Most of what goes on around me I cannot control, nor would I want to.
There is so much craziness in the world that the goodness is often eclipsed. What we all need is more time with those people and things that bring out the best in us.
Walks in the woods. Camping and canoeing. A nap in the hammock. A quiet spot to read a book or watch wildlife. A family picnic or a long walk along a deserted beach. A child's first steps or an elder's wise counsel.
Very little of these simple things have to cost next months mortgage.
Soothing your soul begins with introspection and time alone. Once you develop that inner awareness away from the everyday drama and distraction you're less affected by every sideshow in town or your own home!