I spent a good chunk of time recently sitting outdoors and listening to the birds chirping.

Natural sounds have a way of being peaceful. This setting was no exception.

I’ve sat in that same spot so many times over the past couple of years. I’ve rarely heard the birds chirping. That’s because there’s always some internal noise from my own thoughts or external noise from conversation.

A good reminder that peace is always within reach.

It just requires us to pause and pay attention.