There was one particular day before Elle’s wedding that was so deflating for many reasons. Many different things weighing heavily on my heart. I went out on a walk/run by myself to blow off some steam and one of the first things I saw was this chalk drawing right in my path:
Oh it was simple and small. And it wasn’t meant for me, of course. Or was it? Maybe someone had a little nudge that some crazy lady was going to be running by there who would desperately need it. But it spoke right to me. It calmed my heart and mind in such a soothing, beautiful way.
Buoyed up by that thought I ran.
I ran and ran. Under this pink sky, the moon looming ahead of me:
I listened to this talk as I ran, and with every step my worries seemed to lift.
After I ran my heart out, I came back home and went around the back for some reason rather than going in the front. I saw this view through the window:
No big deal right? My family sitting together finishing up dinner and clean-up. But there was something about that picture from the window that about knocked me over with so much gratitude. Sometimes don’t you think it’s so soothing to watch things from the outside?
By the time I went in a dance plan was taking place (these guys have been doing dances like nobody’s business and I love it).
Here it is from the inside:
(I’ll have to post the finished product on Instagram.)
Oh I sure love this family of mine. And the little tender nudges of the universe (sidewalk chalk and a cotton candy pink moon-filled sky) to remind me that it will all work out.