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A Pilgrimage to the
A pilgrimage to your local park?
Why not? It's close by, probably has some green stuff (ie., trees,
grass, etc.), maybe some water (lake), and probably some picnic tables to eat
your lunch at. Maybe you should throw an old blanket in the car, just in
Once there, take a few moments to breathe deeply, exhale
slowly, then see what's for lunch. Even a couple of rolls and a hunk of
cheese can be a feast in these surroundings. When you finish eating, close
your eyes for a few moments and just let your mind drift, while you take slow,
deep breaths. Don't fall asleep!
Now open your eyes and look around you.
See if you still have time for a brisk walk around the baseball field or
other safe path. Spend your last few minutes taking in the cool greens,
the soft rustle of the breeze in the leaves, the still waters of the lake, the
innocence of children playing in the playground. Whatever your local park
features, you can most likely use it to relax and unwind for a few minutes,
especially if the price of gas is keeping you from venturing much
I enjoy visiting the local park
wherever I happen to be. No two are exactly the same. Some have
quirky, creative play areas and trails. Some have lakes and trees. Some
have swimming pools or bike paths or skate parks. Parks also tend to be
kid- and pet-friendly. A community park reflects its community.
If you don't have the time or money for
a longer journey, try your local park!
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