sSometimes it seems that our ears are constantly filled with so much doom and gloom that we forget to embrace lifes beauty too. That's how I've been feeling lately anyway. Weighed down by one tragic worldly event after the next with no real end in sight. So this morning when there wasn't a cloud in the sky, Ayana and I headed down to the beach. I purposefully left my phone at home and wanted to only focus on my kid, the sand between my toes and the sun on my back. It felt so good! We ran down the beach, chased dogs (or rather were chased by dogs), waded through the stream, explored the old homestead and sat down to eat strawberries and peas from the pod in a big hole that somebody had dug. I felt this unfamiliar sensation flooding into me... I think they call it relaxation! I'm looking forward to ensuring my summer gets a good dose of it.