Do you remember taking a Sunday drive with your family? Let’s start the tradition, again.
An automobile ride with no destination and no rush!
Is that foreign to you?
When we moved back to Oregon, from Arizona, we were hoping for a simpler life. We were hoping for less “big city life” and more nature.
AND THEN LIFE HAPPENS!
Jobs, kids, bills, responsibilities, all seem to keep you hoping no matter where you live.
It seems like sometimes you forget to breathe.
THE ART OF THE SUNDAY DRIVE
Then one beautiful spring day your husband comes and says let’s take a drive.
Ours didn’t come on a Sunday, but it was a ride with no destination and no rush. That is until we got hungry…note to self next time pack a picnic!
Reading this you might think the answer to his request to take a drive was an easy one. It actually wasn’t.
I was preparing to leave for a conference, we had a deadline on a post, my social media commitments, housework, and really I could go on and on and on here, but you know the drill! It was a struggle initially to say YES.
Glancing at the clock to see if this adventure can “fit” in the schedule somewhere.
But then you say yes and go down a backcountry road.
You breathe the air.
You stop and take a picture, and another, and another. “Oh, can we stop?” “Oh, look at that view!”
You are out of the hustle and bustle.
See the work never really ever gets done. Sometimes you just have to be okay with that.
Some items were left undone that day, but I will forever remember the cool breeze, spring flower perfuming the air, the look of the cows as we inched closer, the tractors, and mountains, and most importantly time with those I love.
Whether you have a country road to travel on or not, take a moment, and just breathe. Find a moment to take that Sunday Drive…
NO DESTINATION…………NO RUSH!
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So good! It’s so hard to let go of busy isn’t it? but so worth it. Love your pics.
Deborah Sommerlot says
Thanks Kirstin!!!! Not as good as your pics but a little better each day 🙂
Cindy Thomas says
Lovely post! I went down that country road with you… thanks for taking me away for a couple minutes. I feel refreshed!
Deborah Sommerlot says
Awe Cindy, glad you came for the ride!!!!