Therapeutic Walks at the Beach - Another Wellness Activity

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I am thankful to God that this week I am able to take a break from work. This is a much needed break and I really cherish it.

At the moment, I can't take a holiday to go out of Singapore, as I am caring for my mother. She has many medical conditions and I need to watch over her daily.

But I am thankful to God for more opportunities to go for walks this week. Walking is very therapeutic to me. Walking has become one of my most important Wellness Activity now.

I love to walk at the parks near my home or go to the beach. Walking really helps me to unwind and relax. As I walk and enjoy nature, fresh air and sunshine, I feel so much better.

As I walk, I will talk to the Lord. I am thankful that God is with me and I can enjoy this quiet walking time with Him. Walking in the parks and beach always remind me that God is all powerful and He is caring for me. I can cast all my cares and difficulties upon Him.

I am thankful to God that on Tuesday I was able to go to East Coast Beach with my good friend, BH. BH is a very sweet and gentle lady. BH knows that walks are good for me in managing my condition and she kindly offered to take me out on Tuesday. Although she has never experienced depression or bipolar before, she is very sympathetic to listen to me. She has other friends who have other form of mental illness, and I can see that BH is not judgemental. She does not condemn me for my experiences with bipolar or depression. She accepts that it is a medical condition, an illness that I need to live with and I can learn to cope by God's grace. BH prays for me whenever I am not well. I am thankful for such a friend.

Here's a video of what I saw at the Beach on Tuesday. Oh, how I love the sea! Watching the waves somehow has such a calming effect on me.

Luther said "The sea of God's mercies ought to swallow up our particular afflictions."

No matter what difficulties I am going through, it is only one drop of water in the ocean. God's mercies will swallow them up! How thankful I am that I can rest in God's love and faithfulness through all the changing scenes in life.

Thanks for stopping by!

Do you enjoy walks? Do you go for walks regularly? Have you found it therapeutic or helpful in some ways?

Hope you have a blessed day!



4 Kind thoughts:

Cheryl said...

The video was great! Thanks for sharing. I need to walk a lot more often than I do. Walking on the beach is so peaceful. It is very good for you. Loved your Thankful Thursday post also. Have a great weekend! God Bless~

Nancie said...

Cheryl,

I am glad you enjoy the video! Walks are really great. Hope you get to do so more often. You will love it.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend too! God bless.

Nancie

Tracy said...

Wow! I feel in a very small way like I was there. It's funny that even just the video of the ocean has a calming effect on my soul. Thankful for the precious friendship God has provided for you. Yes, walks are indeed wonderful and very therapeutic! Blessings,
Tracy

Nancie said...

Tracy,

I am glad you enjoyed the video. I too find that just watching the waves and the sea has a calming effect on my soul.

Thank God for many precious friendships. Thanks for your friendship too! Hope you have a blessed weekends.

Nancie

 

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