Hey, Friends! Thanks for your encouragement about Unplug Week. I accomplished a lot of mini-projects, which made me feel really good!
Last Monday I went to work as usual, only it was not a usual day. You see, many of my close friends went to Africa for a week, so driving into work I was all too aware how much I missed them--and how much work I had to do, since I remained behind to "hold down the fort" in our program.
Lunch time came and I needed a pick-me-up. So I drove to Chic-fil-A, ran an errand, and drove back. But there was construction on one road, and I got stuck on a bridge.
Not fun, right?
Oh--wait. I didn't set the scene. Let's try this again.
Lunch time came and I needed a pick-me-up. My new hometown sits around a lake, so there are no "short errand runs". Driving to Chic-fil-A and back almost takes a full hour in itself. So with the windows down and the country music blaring, I drove across town. The sun was so warm (after months of winter, even 56 degrees feels warm!) it tricked me into eating outside, despite the gusting wind.
After a quick run into Walmart, I drove back to the office--only to meet construction on the way. With thirty cars at a stand still before me, I came to a stop on a bridge crossing the lake. The breeze lifted my hair, the cold water danced in the sunlight on either side of me, and my favorite song came on the radio.
Paradise up high in a "parking lot".
Sometimes all we need to do is set the scene. It'll change everything.
How do you set your scenes?
See y'all Wednesday!
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