Aug 31, 2008

Ah Simplicity...

Today was a blessed day. We have been moving for an eternity; at least, it seems that way. Even before the move, life was hectic. But this weekend, we were free...finally. This weekend, we had no plans, no obligations, not pressing needs; nothing. What a wonderful feeling. We made a family breakfast on Saturday morning (I haven't seen my children during breakfast in at least two months). We strolled around a local farmer's market. We ate a good lunch, together. We worked on a jig-saw puzzle as a family. We watched a movie on the couch, together.
Today, my mother-in-law took the kids for a few hours and Carolyn and I escaped to Starbucks for an unhurried time with hot coffee, good books, and glorious quiet. We came home worked in the garden for an hour or so, then finished the day rocking together on the front porch. I cannot remember a day when I felt so complete, so relaxed, so right.
It amazes me--on days like today--that I can let things wrap me so tightly. That I can allow myself to get so busy that I overlook the amazing things around me. Why do I allow myself to get so caught up in the pace of this world, when its most savory experience exists unhurried simplicity?