The morning sun shone brightly at the clear blue lake. The stillness of the lake was inspiring but soon to be interrupted by the cool breeze of the gentle wind. I sat on a cold hard edge of a rock, hoping for the same stillness to be inside of me- to be free of troubles, to be free of worries, to be free of uncertainty and for only love and courage to remain. There is beauty in the silence, beauty in the stillness, and beauty in the solitude that nature brings. In the midst of turbulence, chaos, and fighting all over the world, I am glad there are still places where it reminds me that everything is good, peaceful, and well in my life. It is in stillness where I find beauty, peace, sanctuary and where I know I am bigger, better and stronger than any obstacle that I will face.