Yesterday I turned off my computer, pulled on garden gloves, and worked on the pots on my back deck. I didn’t just stick new annuals into the holes left from the dead things I pulled out (my usual modus operandi). I refilled the pots with fresh soil and set up a few new pots. The sun was shining.
The SUN was shining! It was HOT! What a glorious day. I topped it off with a ferry ride to my daughter’s evening lacrosse game. They were playing a team on Bainbridge Island, just across the sound from Seattle. Crisp air, blue sky, Seattle skyline behind me and shadowy blue mountains looming just past the island – food for the soul. I watched the water rushing below me, the only way you could tell that the ferry was moving fast.
I gave a huge sigh and let it all go – all the tension, stress, and anxiety. I just breathed.
They won an incredibly exciting, well matched game. On the ride home, I stood on the upper ferry deck and watched the full moon glisten the dark water. Seattle’s skyline sparkled, orange jewels strung against the night.
I just breathed.