I find solace outside. The distant sound of bird calls creates a sweet serenade on my walks. I pause and take in the stillness around me as snow falls gently to the cold, sleeping earth, melting once again when the weather warms. The stream gurgles below with colorful rocks that make the water look like a painting. Leaves crunch underneath my feet and branches sway softly above me. I stop and turn my face to the sky as I absorb the warm sunlight shining down through the trees. Outside I am able to escape life’s stressors for just a moment and be in a home that is not restricted to four walls. There I take in the scenery around me and appreciate all the smaller details of the Earth. In nature, I am at peace and truly feel free.