• Find a garden space near where you live. Go sit there for a while this week and listen to birds.
  • Enjoy an afternoon or evening this month with some friends on a porch, a deck, a balcony, a patio or veranda.
  • Visit a graveyard or cemetery, honor the memory of one who died, and ponder your mortality.
  • Sit on a bench and remember some significant event from the past.
  • Enter a church or cathedral sanctuary alone to soak in the silence.
  • Go ‘beachcombing’ for the treasures of grace washed up into your life day by day.
  • Put on a CD of sacred music while washing dishes and spend time in prayer while in the kitchen.
  • Take a “cloister drive” and make a spiritual retreat to a monastery or retreat center near your home.