This is where I read.
This is where I wait.
This is where I sew.
I can’t sew.
After my morning chores, I was waiting for a phone call from a friend and decided to scroll Facebook.
I loved seeing all the photos of friends traveling near and far for summer vacations.
Everyone was having such a fabulous time. I felt a bit sad… a self-pity kind of sad.
Sad that we weren’t taking a summer vacation.
I topped off my coffee and took my usual seat in the sunroom.
I always sit in what is called “the gunfighter’s seat”. The one in the corner – where I can see the doors and windows.
Not for the same reason as Wyatt Earp, but because of the view.
So I can catch the morning sky turn that glorious shade of red as the sun casts its crown on the trees in the east.
The windows and doors are wide open – bringing the outdoors in.
I scrolled some more and saw where some vacationer got bit by a shark in knee deep water.
I felt myself feeling less sad, actually becoming happier. My pity parties never last long.
I mean, I was sad that someone got bit, he was lucky it was such a small shark.
But now, less sad that we stayed home all summer.
Mother Nature’s symphony was streaming through the open windows like stereo. There is no better music.
The crowing of the neighboring rooster and the cows across the road are the melody to the chorus of the birds, the water and the wind rattling the leaves in the trees.
All in majestic harmony.
Any sadness or anger seems to dissipate through these open windows.
I want to invite you into this room so you could feel it too.
Leave the chaos at the door. Just be in the moment and soak it all in.
The sconce lighting emits a soft glow in the hours before sunrise.
Above me is the car siding the Amish introduced to us. We have since learned that it is also called “Ship Lap” – made famous by Chip and Joanna Gaines on “Fixer Upper”.
The wicker adds to the outdoorsy & relaxed feel.
You can read my post about these wicker chairs going from hot pink to brown here:
You read that right… it is not a typo – go ahead check it out. It is hilarious.
That Sunburst on the wall is a little different than most because it represents my favorite element, the wind.
Not another person, house or yard is in sight.
All we see is nature.
The simplicity of this room is what makes it so easy, so relaxing.
There are so few things.
The clutter in my head clears to make room for the planning of the new day.
The next time you find yourself scrolling Facebook and feeling a bit left out, just look at the wonderful world around you.
The morning sky, a birds song, the smiling face of a loved one.
It’s there, we just need to slow down and let it soak in for a moment.
I feel blessed that we are at a place in our lives were a vacation sounds good – for an instant.
Then I look around and think, I am not sure any vacation would improve on what is right here.
Thank you so much for reading.
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