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Why I Love Clouds

Why do clouds captivate our attention? Their movement and changes have always been fun for me to watch and especially when as a young person I would lazily lay on my back on a summer afternoon as the billows of a cumulonimbus grew in height and width. What power and grace.

But as an adult I still feel in awe of them and the powerful birds that circle in them and ride their waves higher and higher.

I remember the first time I joined the birds and the pleasure I got from seeing the clouds from the perspective of being a pilot. I felt such joy and close to God in a way that I am not sure I can duplicate now. Of course, the clouds weren't always my friends as they could make flying a bit hazardous and challenging.

I wish I still took the time to relax and cloud watch as I did as a young person! Maybe I will have to show the grandsons how to lay on their back with a bit of tall grass to chew on and describe what they see to me? Every adult needs a reason to do something crazy like going to the fair, riding the rides at Disneyworld, or how about visiting Chuckie Cheese? :)

How do you relax? I never could relax during the PCS timeframe due to all the things that had to be done. I do think that using a checklist helped take out some of the tension. But day to day and on special occasions we all need some way to find peace and reduce the hustle and bustle around us. Tell us how you do it so we can share your ideas with others!

1 comment:

  1. My children can actually be a very good stress relief. When things get too crazy I realize I need to step-back and do something fun with them. They are a great excuse to do sidewalk chalk drawings, make snowmen, or just to have them help me with dinner.

    Young ones are a great reminder of what stress-free should feel like.

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