Soap Lake

Don't just do something. Sit there.

By Melea Johnson

Travel & Leisure Posted on May 2, 2018
There are no shortcuts to anyplace worth going. Take your time. Be still. Listen. Wait. Schedule time to rest. On purpose. Running flat out to accomplish a certain something is not the most important if the sacrifice along the way is too great, damaging your closest relationships, or your own personal health, or your ultimate happiness.

Instead, take ample time to capture every moment that is good, and be grateful for it. Spend tranquil time becoming clear about your choices. Hold on tight to your family. Put your focus on loving others where they are at and letting them know the love that will not leave them there.

Bask in the sunshine. Let it warm you. Listen to the birds. Let their melodic call soothe you. Smell the freshness. Let it rejuvenate you. Watch the setting sun and notice the vivid color patterns of otherworldly quality, never the same way twice. Let it amaze you. Quietly.