Wind Chimes

I woke up on Saturday feeling stressed, annoyed, and downright angry. Financial hardships, my job, and my boyfriend had officially all crawled under my skin, the three of them pressing onto my nerves with the force of a hurricane waiting for me to crack. It was safe to say that my stress had gotten the best of me, and I just needed some alone time. So what would anybody do in my situation? Go for a walk? Watch a movie? Meditate? Nope, not me. I came up with what I thought was an ingenious decision to go to Target, because nothing like looking at everything you could possibly want to make a girls frown turn upside down. I was wrong. Not even my grande sugar-free iced vanilla coffee did the trick. After about forty-five minutes of walking around the store and looking like an idiot, I decided it was time to go home and just deal with the fact that I was just going to be miserable for the remainder of the day. Luckily for me, in just a few short moments my attitude would turn around.
Only when I arrived back to the house and got out of the car did I notice how gorgeous the day was. There was not a cloud in sight, the suns rays were kissing my cheeks, and the slight breeze felt refreshing against my skin. It was here. Spring had finally arrived and it was exhilarating. So instead of going inside I decided to take advantage of how beautiful the weather was and hang out outside. In the back corner of the backyard there is a teeny tiny little patio with a bench that swings that I decided to sit on. For a good half hour I just sat there, listening to the birds chirp, the wind swoosh against the trees and bushes, and the wind chimes making beautiful music.
I had forgotten how the sounds of the Earth can be so therapeutic. This is going to sound cheesy, but just by closing my eyes and forgetting about everything that was bothering me and just concentrating on the sounds around me made me feel so much better. I felt centered, and I truly felt like all my problems had just vanished. It was incredibly rejuvenating, and as of those moments I was happy. Really, truly happy.
It’s funny how you can search for an answer to a problem and suspect that the resolution will be complex, but in reality it was as simple as it could be. Listening to the music of nature and the sounds of the wind chimes brought me back to my happy place and made me forget about all of my troubles. Even if it was just for a couple of moments, those moments were what I needed to continue with my day and actually appreciate it. In my opinion, if you want to feel immense joy just appreciate the small things in life.

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