Do you ever have those days where you wake up knowing that you are going to have to do something or work on something you would rather not? You would rather be doing anything else, be anywhere but here.
Today is one of those days for me. I have to work on a pretty tedious project/assignment that is going to take me all day and then some and I am not looking forward to it. Of course, much worse things could be happening and I am thankful for the blessing of being given this day of life at all, but even when an obligation or something like it is not necessarily awful it can still be hard to get through it... usually I start daydreaming instead.
Right now I'm thinking of how I can't wait for this weekend... we are supposed to spend an entire day taking a trip to another town for some fun and relaxation.
I am also thinking that if I had it my way, I would be baking up a scrumptious cake right now, or going out and enjoying the weather on a walk or a bike ride down the road. I'm sure Lucie would appreciate that, too.
And perhaps most of all, at times like this I think there is a part in all of us that would really rather just do something free, like relax in a hammock, or lay in the grass and look up at the sky, or go swimming (which you can probably do right now in this part of the South, right in the middle of February)...
All these thoughts are running through my head right now, reminding me of how the best life is the life where you work hard but still enjoy a good deal of laid back, easy-going days with the ones you cherish most.
Which reminds me of a pinterest Southern photo I saw awhile back and loved. It is simple, but represents a heaven on earth to me, with a front porch and a few simple words.
I remember this and always go back to it, even if only in my mind, when I feel stressed or am busy and overwhelmed.
If you're having a long day (or even if you aren't), do you want to virtually travel to this front porch with me?? We can make good use of those rockin' chairs and watch the world go by, listen to the breeze through the trees and relax our minds. And don't forget to bring the sweet tea!
Have a beautiful day!