Sometimes when we go to Florida, we have a list of places we want to visit and things we want to do while we are there. This trip was different. Megan and I went to spend some time with my in-laws and also spend some time with each other, and that is exactly what we did. We spent the past four days, laying on lounge chairs or swimming in the pool and reading and discussing books ( I read three and Megan read two).
Sometimes it is good to just spend some quiet days, reconnecting with family. We didn't need to drive to the beach, when we could just step outside to the pool, every morning. We didn't need to visit Disney World or Busch Gardens. We talked and read and relaxed, just a mother and daughter, being still and spending important time together, in a beautiful setting.
Sometimes, it is important to not have a schedule for the day. Nothing more important than the book you are reading and the sun on your face.
Sometimes just noticing the little things is the best way to spend the day - drinking your coffee outside in the morning, watching the butterflies flutter near the flowers and the lizards climb playfully on the pool screen.
Sometimes we realize the blessings we have when we take the time away from our daily distractions and concentrate on what is important.
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