A deserted lighthouse on a tiny island.
Sometimes, when life gets too hectic and I am feeling overwhelmed, I dip into my bank. Not the typical bank, but one that is filled to the brim with shining moments of joy. Banking my moments helps keep me focused, happy, and peaceful.
Try it for yourself. Choose one picture a day, drop it into your bank, and pluck it out when you need some balance. Let yourself travel into the good feelings you had when you banked your moment. Smell the aromas, remember the textures, relive the sounds. You'll feel yourself change–a change for the good.
Quiet time alone on a windy beach...
...with only one set of footprints to be seen.
The lacework edging of the sea...
...and the lacework Spanish moss dangling from the trees.
Flocks of seabirds facing into the wind.
Drifting sand dunes and distant islands.
A seahorse smoothed by the wind and sands.
A partially buried treasure.
A washboard of ripples.
The thrill of being unnoticed by a flock of shore birds.
Walking alongside a sand shark that was a few feet from shore.
Talking to the sea turtle.
Tripping upon a remarkable mushroom and taking the time to notice.
Making a ritual of saying good night to the sun.
Now it is your turn. Choose a moment, bank it, and return to it whenever you need some peace. I guarantee that it will work for you.
We're on our way to California now and making our way through weather warning of high winds, tornados, rain, and who knows what else?
P.S. All photos (except sea turtle) were taken on a private island on the "Gold Coast" of Georgia. Pure bliss for me to experience this place. I felt like Anne Morrow Lindbergh as she walked the beaches of Captiva Island and contemplated writing her book Gift from the Sea. One of my favorites.