I chose this week's theme and decided it would be Peace.
I have been searching for Peace in some things in my life lately. There are a couple of things in particular I struggle with pretty much daily. It causes constant inner turmoil. It is exhausting.
I pray every night that I will come to a place of peace with these things but I am not having any luck.
When something is weighing heavily on my mind, one of the things I like to do is drive. I love driving. Give me an open road(no traffic-yuck), the windows down and the radio blasting as loud as it can get it and I feel free. When I am in the car and behind the wheel my problems melt away for a litte while.
Sunday I had the opportunity to drive down to San Diego. I couldn't have asked for a better day for a drive. Sunny, 75 degrees, virtually no traffic. Perfect.
Driving down the 5.
Of course it helps that this was the view out the window as I drove. Don't worry. I held the camera up and snapped a picture without taking my eyes off of the road(thus the somewhat crooked view).
That brings me to the other thing that never fails to bring me peace.
As soon as I set my eyes(and ears, and nose) upon the ocean I feel the stress leave my body.
I stopped at a rest stop to breathe in the ocean air and take in the gorgeous view.
Tons of seagulls were out and about.
This bus was parked at the rest stop with me. Loved it. The young men in the bus were eager to have a chat with me but I was running late and had to get back on the road. Shame. They looked like really interesting guys and were quite passionate about their subject (as you can see from their vehicle :)
Once I reached my destination I was lucky enough to meet one lovely blogger and spend the afternoon with another and her beautiful daughter. It was a perfect way to spend a Sunday.
And it gave me a little bit of peace, if only for the day.