One of my favourite summer activities is to float in a calm Ontario lake, listening to the water rush in my ears and watching the clouds pass by overhead. While this might not seem all that exciting, these moments of calm are huge for me.
Long story, but I almost drowned not once, but twice, as a kid and I still have moments of sheer panic in the water. For me to be able to float, I have to remind myself to breathe, slow my heart rate and let go of the fear. Only then am I able to feel at peace and trust in my buoyancy (I also need a pool noodle within reach).
In life, I'm trying to do the same. I don't want to allow my fears or anxiety to overwhelm me and prevent me from experiencing absolute joy or resounding peace. Instead, I try to remind myself to take a good look at my surroundings, trust in myself, breathe slowly and see what life holds.
Wall hanging details:
W 20 x H 26.5 inches
100% cotton fabric and batting
Machine quilted with hand-stitched binding
Designed and created by Kristy Woudstra in Hamilton, Ont.
Tabs are included on the back so it can be easily hung in your home
Wash in cold water and hang to dry