After a few hectic weeks, it is time for a little break. We are headed to the ocean to breathe for a few days. Just be. Time to gather our thoughts, slow down, cling to what is important and let all the other “stuff” fall gently away. We may have over done our lives in the last few weeks. Quiet, calm, peace, time……….taking time to breathe is what we are in need of.
Mr. Right, the dog, and I are headed to the beach today. We are going to walk on the beach, swim in the pool, lounge in the hot tub, play Cribbage on the deck of our hotel room, we are going to wear fleece sweatshirts that are stretched out and comfy, we are going to wear beach shoes and not give a hoot if we have beach hair (you know, not picture pretty, wild and crazy and tangled and jumbled). Our plans include dinner at a small pub one night, breakfast at a favorite tucked away gem of a place, lunch at a seafood market.
Almost always, I plan ahead and bake and cook and prepare and pack all our food. This time, we are taking a small cooler and gathering on our way.
We crave time to untangle our thoughts and smooth out the rough edges. We need to pamper each other and spend the days filling our hearts and souls with the roar of the ocean.
When the fireplace is glowing and we are sitting in front of it tonight, playing Scrabble or Cribbage and wearing glow bracelets for fun, bare feet because we can, phones and computers turned off, we will remember to be grateful. Simply grateful for the time away. We will be gracing ourselves with time to breathe.
“It is perhaps a more fortunate destiny to have a taste for collecting shells than to be born a millionaire.” robert louis stevenson