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Refueling Station

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When I am on "empty" both spiritually and mentally, I have certain places I can go.  I don't get to these places often, because they are scattered throughout North America and most are far away from my home.  But every now and then, through either business or leisure travel, I find myself in one of my favorite places. And when I get the opportunity to get to one of my favorite "refueling" stations, I find that just a few minutes there are enough to relax my mind, refuel my inspiration and ignite my passion for months to come.

And for me, one such place can be found in the western part of San Juan, Puerto Rico, near old San Juan, along the beaches of Condado.   Tucked comfortably on Condado, between the Hotel La Concha (Renaissance) and the new Hotel Condado, is a small sea wall with a quaint walk-way and observation area.   It is a beautiful location, especially in the early  evening when the cool breeze from the Caribbean mixes with a refreshing watery  mist from the Atlantic, created by the waves crashing into the boulders that line the wall.   It is indeed something to experience.   I usually sit along the wall and watch the cruise ships make their way across the ocean after having departed San Juan.  I spend a few moments of quiet meditation.  Occasionally I am interrupted by a tourist asking me to take their photograph, or the drone of a plane taking off from the nearby Isla Grande Airport.  But watching the airplane as it disappears into the darkening eastern skies, or the smile on the faces of a couple whose photo I have just taken just adds to the magic of this place.

It gives me the time to sort it all out - whatever is troubling my thoughts or going on in my head.  And for the brief duration of my visit, my burdens seem less.

I don't stay there long - just ten minutes or so.  Usually that is all that I need and more often than not, business and responsibilities quickly beckon me away from my brief respite.  I snap a photo or two, head back to my car and return to the every day hustle and bustle of my life.  But those simple ten minutes can fill my tank and fuel my passion for months to come.  Or until I am empty again.

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Alonzo A. Heath

I am  a writer and I live in Ohio.  I have authored the content of LonnieHeath.Com for over ten years.   I am  also a regular contributor to Success Central and Successfully Selling.   You can find me on Google+ and Twitter.  Check out my new book, "Seven Days in June" on



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