Short story

The Peace That Lets You Breathe

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*Pixabay

Angie got in her car and headed south.  She wasn’t sure where she was going but knew she had to get away.  It took her the better part of four hours to get there but once she reached the beach area of South Carolina she knew she had found what she was looking for.

She got out of her car slowly, stripped down to her bathing suit, walked down across the sand and stepped in the lukewarm water.  Walking that way for a while just on the edge, she then stepped back up on the sand.  Finding a secluded area where she was sure others were not around, she sat down.  The sun felt so good on her face and body.

Taking a deep breath in, she sighed.  Peace.  The peace she needed and longed for.  At least for now.  She knew she had responsibilities and couldn’t stay long, but this is what she had been needing.  To get away from everything and everyone and just breathe.

Staying until she watched the beautiful sun set and stars come out over the ocean.  She then walked casually back to her car.  Breathing in deeply as she went.  Once back in her car, she sat there for a few minutes staring out over the sea before turning her car around and heading home.

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I can’t tell you the amount of times I have wanted to do just this.  To just get in my car and drive to the beach.  To sit on the sand and listen to the waves of the ocean to bring me peace of mind.  To still my thoughts and do nothing but listen and breathe.

Seeing this picture brought up those thoughts and feelings, so this story came out of it.

Belle xo

Short story

Just Be

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*Picture from Pixabay

Raina had to take a walk to get out of her mind and the things she couldn’t control.  Slipping on her flats. Wearing a skirt and blouse.  Just needing to get away.  She stepped out of the house and put one foot in front of the other.  Not paying attention to where she went.  Not seeing those she passed.  Just letting her body take her to somewhere quiet and peaceful.  Somewhere far enough from all that her mind was trying to protect her from by throwing lies at her to make her shut down.  Breathing in and out, the breeze coming off the shore washing all her thoughts away.  

Realizing she had reached the ocean a few blocks from the house, she stood there taking it all in.  The colorful sunset across the sea.  The seagulls flying overhead, hoping she might have some treats for them.  The tall grass swaying in the wind.  The waves crashing on the shore line and then slowly moving back into the sea. Her long beautiful brown hair whipping around her. 

This is her peaceful place.  Her place to reflect and either think of nothing or everything.  To breathe and live in the here and now.  To know that all is going to be okay and she can do this life.  She can be who she needs and wants to be.  All anxious thoughts washed away and out to sea. Here she can just be. 

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Just a short story I thought of when seeing this beautiful picture.

Belle xo