I wrote the following mindful/reflective poem using the writing prompt ‘tranquil paradise’! It was such a lovely prompt to work with: as it transported me back to when my hubbie and I were on hols in my homeplace in Ireland with our girls. We would do nightly sunset walks along the beach – when our girls were tucked up in bed back in nana & grandads. The beach was a stone throw away and it was such a lovely evening ritual. I grew up in this place & now realise how much I took it for granted.
With lockdown we haven’t been back home since last summer. But we’ll be back again within the next few months (all going well 😉)
Atlantic Coast of Ireland and Those daily sunset walks – Shimmers on the salty sea Gold glistens as we talk A Gentle breeze grazing my cheeks, Sounds of swishing waves Tranquil paradise: I dip my Toes and splash away. Feathers float in setting skies Horizon mixed with glows On a shore where I grew up Such beauty as it shows Surfers surf in paradise like Dolphins play with waves Serene sunset, Atlantic Coast Sunset walks, those summer days
Have a lovely day and keep writing – it really is good for the soul 🙏💫!
As it comes to the end of ‘mental health awareness week’ (mental health foundation UK – a very worthy foundation) and its promotion on connecting more with nature, I reflect on the importance of this awareness. I feel a strong connection to nature and it is so beneficial to my mental wellbeing – especially throughout these uncertain times that ‘you’ and I find ourselves in. I’ve connected vastly with the outdoors throughout this pandemic.
It sounds so simple and it is: stepping outside, soaking up the outdoors and all that beauty – while getting a good blast of fresh air in the process! I know the thoughts sometimes seem harder than the actual doing! But ‘you’ start to reap the benefits from doing so…
Onto that lovely word called ‘kindness’
I shared the following poem about being kind as one of my first blog posts (I’m 2 months blogging now, so still a newbie 😉), and I’m sharing it with you again. With it being ‘mental health awareness week’ I think ‘kindness’ is so important and how a little bit goes such a long way. Its one of the first poems I wrote when I first started writing poetry during this pandemic.
Thank you, it’s nice to be kind
A gentle smile, a heartfelt word, clears the cloud from my mind: lifting me out of the darkest of places ‘thank you’ it’s nice to be kind. A little text with those words ‘I’m here’ travels the length of the earth – the racing mind slowly calms from every word and its worth.
In a world portraying so much anger yet still has so much beauty – spreading kindness every day is undoubtedly everyone’s duty. Be kind you say, how hard is this in a world with so much confusion? kindness helps one another, without the fear and intrusion.
To someone in need a simple hello or even a chat over tea – is the greatest gift for a person to thrive and also to somewhat feel free. A withered flower blossom’s again and is no longer blind. Lifting me out of the darkest of places, ‘thank you’ it’s nice to be kind.
– Bernie Egerton June 2020
Kindness is so easy
Little gestures – heartfelt words
The ‘kind’ that matters
Thank ‘you’ for taking the time to read my post 💖🙏. Be gentle and kind with yourself; may it be filled with lovely walks/jogs/cycles (whatever you enjoy) kindness and surrounded by the beauty of loved ones and nature 🌲🌱🌻
Have a beautiful day and keep smiling – you’ve got this 🙏💫