As soon as my sister and I entered the botanical gardens today, we both took a deep breath in and you could hear the ahhhhhhh from our mouths. We then began to laugh. The serenity, beauty and oasis of the garden just soaked up all worry, ill thoughts, hard decisions and heartaches.
In the botanical gardens you take a trip to another place. The Japanese Hill and Pond Garden, may have possibly made me want to learn Japanese in college. The Crandford Rose Garden, made me think of new beginnings. The Cherry Esplanade/Walk is the place to sit, think, and write. The Adventure of the Tropical Rain Forest, Desert and Warm Climate Temperate Pavilions are amazing experiences.
Such a gem. It's always been my favorite place to be in the world. Yet, I'm still traveling and hope to see all the beauty that God made. If there is no place in your home to escape from stress and just take time out to breathe, seek an experience in your community. A quiet natural place.
If near your job there is a park, I encourage you to go during your lunch hour. The green grass and tall tree is still. They share resources. Smile. I never thought of that one. The tree is rooted underground and the grass grows above it. It's always the perfect scene for one to be sitting under a tree for shade and on the grass which covers the dirt. It's beautiful, quiet and natural.
The grass and trees are alive. Amazing how you can enter such a place, unpolluted so that you can leave all pollutions or worries of life at the door. "But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and green and tomorrow is tossed into the furnace, will He not much more surely clothe you...
Therefore do not worry and be anxious, saying, What are we going to have to eat? or, What are we going to have to drink? or, What are we going to have to wear?"
"Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow, are you not much more better than these? Which you can add one cubit to his measure. Take no thought what you shall eat, drink or put on, for your heavenly father knows you have need of these things," Holy Bible Matthew 6:30-31. Amplified