Madison is at college, and the younger kids are a spiritual retreat this weekend; therefore, the house is quiet. Ken and I are lounging around this morning, him Skyping a friend from England, and me relaxing with my computer and reconnecting with the world. Every time I think I could get used to this kind of quiet, I remind myself that I can enjoy this thoroughly, knowing that my kids will return home soon. If they were permanently out of the house…it would be a different story.
Anyway, I find myself reflecting on our new life in Dallas. I am dreaming about how to craft the rhythm that we want, how to stay connected in a city that tends towards isolation, and how to replenish myself by pursuing my hobbies and passions. Those are big issues to me, but ones that could slip into oblivion if I don’t strategically and intentionally create them into existence.
So this morning, I am thankful for:
* Bright red pillows on a cream couch.
* The chill in the air.
* The space to create and dream.
* Fall decorations.
* New beginnings.
I pray that you can insert more of yourself and your dreams into your day today!