Life has a way of showing you when it’s time for a break. When it’s time for at least a comma in the chaos of your life’s paragraph. There’s not always time for a full stop, but an extra second to catch your breath is sometimes enough.
This week I had my Saturday on Tuesday and headed up to the mountains with a dear friend. We planned to hike; I packed a lunch and everything. But as we passed the sign for the stables, we couldn’t resist the adventure that sign promised. So we hopped on horseback and rode up the mountain instead.
To be honest, the whole time I thought – this is the furthest thing from relaxation we could have done! But it provided quite a few moments of laughter. And I guess you could argue that’s even better than relaxation.
We did find a short walkway that led to the rushing river and enjoyed some quiet moments there. Brittany caught a picture of me sitting by the water and when she showed it to me, my eyes filled. It took my breath away. I guess it was seeing a picture of myself sitting in silence that made me realize it’s been way too long since I’ve stopped.
What is life without a little time to relax? To stop, to sit, to make time for at least a comma in the middle of my paragraph? As we head into the weekend, be intentional about making time to stop and catch your breath. And I bet you’ll find something that takes your breath away.
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