Sit down by the stream and set life aside. Close your eyes and clear your head. Let the negative emotions float away and forget the responsibilities that burden you. Listen to the sound of the water. Hear it dance over the rocks. Feel the damp breeze rushing across the water and caressing your face. Open your eyes and soak in the riot of colors that paint the scene in front of you. Watch the river race past you, seemingly in a hurry to reach some destination, and not even aware of the beauty it's flowing through. Count your blessings and remember...You are alive and here. It is enough.
Sauk River, Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Washington.