It may be grand or simple. It may be large or small. Special places come in all shapes and sizes. I have two of those places in my life. One was in MN near where I worked, it wasn’t a place per se, but rather a route that I used to walk (weather permitting) while taking a break. Many times I would use the time (about 15 mins) to pray and talk with the Lord about various requests and situations. I remember walking this route when my mother was dying of cancer begging God to heal her. I remember walking this same route right before my job ended last July and we were getting ready to move. I lost count how many times I walked that route that would take me down 10th Avenue, up Wisconsin Avenue to the pathway the runs between the townhomes and Bassett Creek, hanging a left and the path would connect with a street that eventually lead to Golden Valley Rd and then I would take that to Winnetka and then back to 10th Avenue and back to work. I could walk it in 15 mins and it was about 1 mile. If there was snow or ice on the route, I would not walk because one time I walked it I almost slipped and fell, so I decided to walk when the sidewalks and paths were clear.
There is another such place when I go to visit my in-laws in FL. Again, it may not appear to be much but to me it was a place of solitude, exercise and time to communicate with the Lord.
This neighborhood park in Pensacola, FL may not look like much but it represents a place that I could get in a good walk (it is about .25 miles around once). During our last trip, I spent a lot of time here in the morning and the evening. It is fairly quiet and traffic is minimal.
As you can see the park forms a wedge within the neighborhood and there are houses surrounding it. I probably could have taken a better picture!
I have not found a special place in TX like I have in MN and FL but I am still looking. Do you have a special place that you like to go for silence, exercise, or prayer?