Friday, March 28, 2014

Automatic Replies

The feeling has come over me. Hopefully you are aware of this feeling and have experienced it often.
It comes with the knowledge that you are about to go off the grid for a little while.

Oh I'm sure I won't go completely, I'll keep you posted a time or two with a beautiful picture of the turquoise waters of Mexico.

But I won't think about work. I won't think about anything stressful. I won't think about lists of things that need to be done in the future.

I WILL think about life and how wonderful it can be. How grateful I am to have real friends and having experienced true love. Having an amazing family and stories that make me belly-laugh to the point of crying. And I have to add that I am grateful for my job and for the fabulous people that I am lucky to be able to work with. I consider them friends, not just coworkers.

I will read. Voraciously.

I will write.

I'll kiss my fingertips and point them to the sky when I hear my friends say "I do" again, after twenty years of a solid marriage.

I will sit quietly near the shore as the lapping waves roll in.....and roll out. I'll breathe deeply, inhaling the delicious scents of the beach. Seagrass......saltwater.....

I'll watch the sun rise. And I'll watch the sun set. Both equally beautiful I imagine.

I'll collect seashells, while walking through warm sand, squishing it between my toes.

And then, of course, I will bring back the serenity that a week of these activities always brings.

And I'll share it with you.

See you soon friend!

PS I think Breakfast at Tiffanys beachside is my most favorite.


Serenity said...

This post is all kinds of goodness and you haven't even gone yet! Way to bring the serenity, sister. I feel all calm and settled and washed through. "I will read. Voraciously. I will write." Those were my favorite part. That, and the thinking about life and how great it is.

Tiffany said...

I thought of you while writing this post, especially since I used your name. You really are the definition of 'Serenity' =)