what is life exactly?

A Secret Place.

I have found a place to go where the grass is always green.
It is a place where you can sit and do nothing.
It is a place made just for you.
You can actually decorate it yourself.
This place can be a good place to go after a long hard day at work or school.
It is sanctuary where you can pray or talk to a friend.
You can also make lifelong friends here.
This special place is where everyone can find it, yet not all do.
It is a secret place, you don’t even have to tell anyone that you have it,
But it will show on your face.
The road to this place is not external, but internal.
You can make this journey sitting in a chair.
This journey can take minutes, days, or even years.
I must warn you though, this place can disappear,
Be painful if not taken care of properly.
This place I speak of is the soul of a peaceful person.

— Joanne J., Age 17 — Virginia

ever tried making that journey? or you’ve actually reached the destination? no doubt, everyone wants to live in peace. take things slowly and enjoy life. who wants to rush through life as though there’s a time limit? it’s sad to see that people are rushing for almost everything they do; and hardly have the time to sit down and have a good look at their surroundings. the beauty of the sun, clouds, stars, dawn, dusk, etc. ask yourself, honestly speaking, how often do you actually stop what you’re doing and take time to absorb the beauty of the day? guilty? i’m guilty at times. but i find time to sit back and just let the beauty of the day seep into me. i want my garden of peace as well. a place where i know i’ll truly be happy. is it possible? i believe in it, yes it is 🙂 so can you 🙂


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