I have a place that I go to think. It’s on the southside of a state park about 20 minutes from where I live. It’s in a more remote part of the park on top of a cliff, overlooking a lake. I love it there. I call it “my spot” and have been going there for 20 years. I love it because when I go out there and sit for a while, I find perspective. I sit on the edge of the cliff and listen to the wind, the leaves, the branches and the birds and I feel like there is a conversation going on around me . So I just listen. In the process, I forget about the day to day challenges of life and start to feel connected to something much bigger. I breathe it all in for a while and then get up and head for home…feeling fortunate…. fortunate that I have this life to live and fortunate that I have my spot.
Wendy (Naarup) Theisen is a mom, an award-winning speaker, an author of five books, a rape survivor and an Ironman. She believes there’s a difference between being victimized and being a victim.