Yesterday, I had such a nice day. I dropped the kids off at Sunday school and wasn't sure what to do with my 3 hours I had free. I thought about going to the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, but didn't want to spend the money. Besides, it was a beautiful day. I thought about walking around, looking at the beautiful old houses uptown, but my ankle is still healing and I don't want to push it. So, I ended up at our central park and decided to sit and read. As I parked and walked across the park, I noticed the koi pond. So I stopped and watched the fish for awhile. The only people there were a couple of older gentleman enjoying the morning. I found a bench in the sun and just sat for awhile. There was a slight breeze, the sky was bright blue, some church bells were ringing in the distance.
My mom called and I told her where I was. A little later, she showed up to join me. We sat for a while, talked a little, read a little. When it was time for me to leave and pick up the kids, we both commented on how much we needed this. It has honestly been a long time since I've spent any time in the sunshine, since I've felt the breeze. My days are normally filled with driving and work, so the only fresh air I get is from the car to the apartment, from the car to the office.
This was something very simple, free, and of tremendous value. I left feeling rejuvenated, more alive, and I will now make sure to incorporate a little time to sit or walk in the sunshine every day and just soak it up!