Thursday, September 6, 2012

Pondering with a Purpose--Getting Away

This Week's prompt is:Getting Away?
Why do people want to get away?  Do they think that it will solve their problems? or is to rest from their hectic lives? or perhaps is it running away from an intolerable situation?

A change of scenery is refreshing and gives me a sense of appreciation of all the wonders that are in our world, but I cannot help but wonder at how unique I am.  As the Psalmist states "Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous--how well I know it."  Psalms 139:14
I only need to quiet myself and look inward to realize that I am special.  I don't have to take a trip or even leave home to be refreshed.

This quote expresses my thoughts on "getting away".  Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars, and they pass by themselves without wondering. ~St. Augustine   


  1. I feel much the same way, Marti...thanks for sharing!

  2. what a great response... sometimes we just need to shut down to realize what is really important.
    thanks for pondering with me!

  3. I like your take on "getting away". The most peaceful place one can find is a happy home and a contented heart. I love to go to pretty places to enjoy new views, but I am always happiest at home with my husband and cats!

  4. What a great take on this thank you for reminding to look with in :) no need for hotels, long hour drives to destinations etc...

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