Last month, I retold the story of how my family began an experimental health journey that has had great results for all of us. This month emphasizes something much more mundane.
My husband is going to a conference to accept awards he has won for his performance at work. Since we have old friends in the area, we contact them to see if we can visit them that day. Sadly, we find that they are going to be out of town that week.
But, the friends kindly offer their house to us as a place to stay so we don’t have to make the long trip there and back in one day. My husband decides to take a few days off work and turn it into a mini-vacation.
We spend several days exploring new back roads and towns, visiting art museums and botanical gardens, and generally just taking it easy. What a relaxing week!
The things that bring me the most joy during the trip are: 1. time with my family, 2. seeing other friends in the area, and 3. coming home to get a long night’s sleep in my DARK bedroom. (Our friends have no curtains at all in their house, and the room we slept in faces the morning sun! Unfortunately, I’ve never been able to nap or sleep when there is bright light. I thought I had really slept in late the first morning when I woke up at 5:40 a.m. Lol!).
Family, friends, and sweet sleep — these three blessings are what bring a smile to my tired face today!