Did you know that the surface of this planet we call home is blanketed by over 70% water?
And did you also know that the average human adult is around 60% water by weight?
And did you know that while we can go weeks without eating, we would die a cruel and horrible death after about three to five days (certainly, no more than a week) if we are deprived of water?
And finally, did you know that a body that is dehydrated cannot absorb or digest food?
Indeed, water is crucial to human existence. That’s the science.
But what I know even deeper is this: When I stand close by and listen to the quiet melody of a brook babbling with the rocks;
next to a dead calm of a still lake;
down by a undulating river, especially when it is bathed with the golden hue of late evening;
watch to ocean skip back and forth like a giddy girl in love along the shoreline;
watch it show off its very impressive “muscle” as it clashes and crashes against the rocks;
listen to the song of raindrops on the rooftop as I snuggle between my clean, cool sheets; or
let it cascade over me from head to toe during my evening shower…
… in the blink of an eye, the voices in my head are silenced; my mind becomes as fluid as a river; my soul as still as a lake; and my spirit as rejuvenated like the earth is after the rains have restored it after a long drought.
So, if you are having a 48-hour day and that one good nerve you have is feeling irreparably shredded, look to one of nature’s most healing forces: Water. It always works for me.
Call to action: Now, after looking at these images, tell me true, don’t you feel better?! (Well, then. You’re welcomed.)
Something else I love: Isn’t She Ravishing?!