Yesterday I intended to take a much needed break. I was going to enjoy the sunshine with a good book after lunch. I have no idea where that plan went, but at least I made some progress on the beginning of the book. Next Sunday is Father’s Day, so maybe I will skip the whole planning thing or at least try.
This morning, my children and I went for a walk at a nature area not far from where we live. It is beautiful and lush and meanders along a local creek. We headed out early so that we could practice social distancing. It really amazed me how remote the trail felt such a short distance from the densely populated area where we live, which I should be used to after twenty years living in the Pacific Northwest.
In the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic, it felt good to get out and just take in the plants, trees water and space. It was sad to have to take steps to practice social distance, but I think it is the best thing to do right now to help make things better in the long run.
Lately my life has become a series of appointments and transactions. Things have become so hectic that I found myself making appointments with myself. On a Sunday. I’m so thankful that I know I am making progress and that the finish line (well the first big one) is a little over a month down the road.
Monday’s are not usually my favorite days, but I am thankful for the progress and hope and joy that take place anyway.