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I’m smelling the sweet embers of a campfire as I type this this early Monday morning. On vacation in the mountains. No cell service, but there is wi-fi! Being in a place so quiet where you can hear the clicks of the rocks under your feet and the caw of the birds as they get up to rise for the day sometimes is the only time that I can slow down.
Even though there is wi-fi, it’s spotty and slow. It’s not possible to be on Facebook all day long. Instead, I check in once or twice to see what is happening. To check on a little girl who had a heart transplant a few years ago, but still has to be cautious. She got sick last night and has to go to the doctor today. It may have been a trip to the ER. That’s what Facebook is for.
But, now I sit and try to relax and not worry about work. Not worry about if my house will ever sell. Not worry about having to keep the house clean for the potential buyer who will call at the last minute, “I’m in the area. Can we stop by in an hour?” “Sure, I say. We have two little kids and toys EVERYwhere, beds are not made and there are dirty dishes in the sink.” After I hang up the phone I rush around to clean everything and let the potential buyer in.
But today, I dont’ have to do any of that. Today I am going to enjoy the outside and the quiet. I will enjoy just being. And I’m thankful for that!