The Outdoors Restores

We’re having some spring weather ’round here, which lifts the spirits after winter hung around and beat us down.

More than that, we’ve been able to get outside. Care givers and those in our care can be locked in for all kinds of reasons. Sure, weather can be a force. But medical, behavioral, financial, and all kinds of other factors can turn home into a confining, discouraging place.

We’ve started getting out and about with some errands and even some dates again. And Tim took a weekend away with the church guys. Not to sit you down and bore you to death with vacation pics, but, sit down a minute and check out these vacation pics:

Pictures can't give the sounds and aromas that go with the gorgeous views.  One's overworked, raw senses are refreshed outdoors.

Pictures can’t give the sounds and aromas that go with the gorgeous views. One’s senses are refreshed outdoors.

You get "led by still waters."

You might be “led by still waters.”

You get a few laughs and some insights.  You can insert your own jokes.  The insight is that none of our labors -care giving included - result in permanence.  We just do the best we can while we can.

You get a few laughs and some insights. You can insert your own jokes. The insight is that none of our labors – care giving included – result in permanence. We just do the best we can while we can.

Not as roomy as home but a place of respite from care giving efforts.

Not as roomy as home but a place of respite from care giving efforts.

Even a severe place like the Badlands has a beauty of its own.  If nothing else, it gives profound quiet in place of care giving's anxiety.

Even a severe place like the Badlands has a beauty of its own. If nothing else, it gives profound quiet in place of care giving’s anxiety.

Even if it’s just a stroll or a drive, get outside of care giving’s four walls from time to time. The outdoors restores.

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