I’m listening to the rain as I write this post, with occasional thunder rolling through. This past week has been dark and humid, leaving an oppressive feeling as if I’ve lost much of my mental energy for no particular reason. The stories and blog posts I’d like to write seem as if they’re far away, washed out to sea with the tide on a dark moonless night, with only a faint gleam of dawn to be seen.

Sunrise at Bellambi Beach, Australia

(Creative Commons image via flickr)

But, there is peace in those quiet spaces too, and time to reflect. It’s the same in our minds as in nature—the sun and the tide always return.

Nurturing Thursday was started by Becca Givens and seeks to “give this planet a much needed shot of fun, support and positive energy.” Visit her site to find more Nurturing Thursday posts and a list of frequent contributors.


  1. I find oppressive weather drains all my energy, Meg, but as you say, the tide always turns… energy returns… We just have to trust and wait…
    Blessings x

  2. The sun will come out tomorrow … Annie always sung that song. ☀️
    As it seems it has …. Have a peaceful wekend, Meg.
    Isadora ??

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