25 Jan

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The other day I was frantically driving the kids from one activity to the next when all of a sudden I found myself alone and with a free hour before having to pick up the next child.  Usually I would spend the time doing the grocery shopping or some other errand but it was such a gorgeous day that I thought I’d go down to the lake and enjoy the views.

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This spot is literally 5 minutes from where I dropped my daughter off for her guitar lesson.  It was a bright sunny day and the mountains were clearly visible in the distance.  I sat there and soaked in the heat of the late afternoon sun and took in the stunning views.

1-IMG_5366I don’t know about any of you but sometimes I’m so busy with going about our daily routines and chores that I forget to stop and appreciate the beauty of the place I live in.  Sitting here on this little deserted beach looking out at the choppy lake and admiring the snow capped mountains gave me some peace of mind and let me re-connect after the chaos of taxiing from basketball lessons to theatre class and then rushing home to start dinner and finish homework.

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I know it’s not always easy to find these moments but when we do it usually has a lasting effect on our well-being and tolerance of getting through these busy days of ours.  Do you have a favorite place that you go to have a moment alone?

Buon week-end a tutti!

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4 Responses to “”

  1. trialsinfood January 25, 2013 at 16:02 #

    beautiful. i agree. there is so much beauty around us, we just have to stop and look.

  2. Stella January 25, 2013 at 22:08 #

    Beautiful! It’s so easy to feel like we have to go to some exotic location to find beauty in our surroundings… but often there are gorgeous spots right around the corner from where we live. Love it!

  3. Judith January 25, 2013 at 23:48 #

    Wow, it’s so pretty out here! So true, you don’t have to travel far to be amazed by a beautiful landscape 🙂

  4. Giannina January 28, 2013 at 23:06 #

    This is amazingly beautiful!!! Its so nice when we do take the time to breath in everything that surrounds us! I want to visit this place!!! So lucky you get to live there!

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