Float in a Boat

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 A Recent September  Float  (Lake Luxembourg at Core Creek Park, PA)

 

It may be my favorite childhood memory. Quietly unzipping the tent, finding an appropriate container, handpicking just-right blueberries, and then heading off in our one-person orange inflatable boat. Sunrise in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey.

Yes there were campfires, roasted marshmallows, and sleeping outside. But there was nothing quite like the serenity of being in the center of the lake and floating. And floating and floating and floating, all day.  Just floating. I was ten years old and perfectly cocooned by the Trees, the Sky, and the gentle rippling Water beneath the boat. Completely content. Completely relaxed.

I still find being near – and if possible on – water deeply relaxing.  Do you?

Maximize Health, Maximize Life, float in a boat.  (If that’s not possible: close your eyes, take a few deep breaths, and for a few minutes imagine yourself there.)

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