Re-entry… It can be a bit of a challenge! I contemplate if going on vacation is truly worth it. Of course, my answer is yes! But, not for the reasons you might think. It’s not because I want a break from barn chores or piles of teenage laundry or unloading the dishwasher, one thousand times each week. I escape because it makes me appreciate home even more.
Although I was in a gorgeous place, I still thought of home. There were moments when I was in the tundra, surrounded by only snow-capped mountains and brilliant wildflowers. There were no human sounds. No cars..No voices…No technology. These peaceful moments in nature, I will treasure always. For a brief moment, I wanted to move to the tundra. I fell in love with dancing in the clouds. Then, I learned what the weather was like in the winter. It made Michigan look like a tropical paradise!
Regardless of the surrounding beauty, I found myself thinking of home. I missed being greeted by furry critters each morning. I really missed the incredible flavor of farm fresh eggs. (Let me tell you, once you’ve had farm fresh eggs, you will never purchase the tasteless rubber tires, from the grocery store, ever again.) I missed listening to the buzzing of honey bees for hours. I dreamed of venturing to the garden to pick ripe, red strawberries, knowing they were in season. I missed home.
Don’t get me wrong, I had a fabulous time. The Rocky Mountains were incredible. The views were breathtaking. The critters truly touched my heart and soul. This beautiful journey gave me a gift…the gift of gratitude.
When we arrived back home at midnight, I felt even more peaceful than when I left. I appreciated my life just a little bit more. I snuggled under my covers, with my perfectly bumpy pillow, and slept like I’ve never slept before. I was home.
I’m so excited to share my adventures. But for now, I’m reconnecting with the critters, the gardens and life here at home. Indigo Acres, for me, is truly the most magical place on Earth. It feels so good to be home…
Take a moment to Be Still. Look around you and allow your life to fill you up with blessings and the gift of gratitude.
Love yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You…