Taking a Train Can Be a Simple, But Beautiful Thing"Has no one returned to give praise to God...” Luke 17:18
I’m a road trip gal. The moment I could, I got my driver’s license and the road travel began. I love the adventure of going off for a few days to Philly, Boston, Cape Cod, the Jersey Shore. My kids grew up in the car as a result. So they were easy travelers. We even went on a cross-country trip in our minivan for 40 days and 40 nights.
Today, I’m on a train. It’s pretty awesome. You just kind of sit back, drink your coffee, read, laptop conveniently located right on the drop down tray, and gaze out the window at will. I can enjoy the sleepy pretty towns, waterside views, full peak fall foliage, even the graffiti ridden bridges and city scapes. No worries about steering, traffic, illegal texting, road fatigue. I’m loving it.
Of course, it doesn’t hurt that I’m accompanying my awesome little sister on her business trip to Washington, D.C., where my beloved 24 year old now lives.
It’s day 23 of my 31 Days of Writing (well, almost…I’ve missed a day here and there) and you know I really am appreciating more the things I often take for granted. I’m living a little more in the moment. It’s easy to see the little “wonders He has done,” the hope in a birthday celebrated, the beauty of a cappella in my living room, this time I cherish knowing that my youngest is preparing to leave the roost…
What is your simple, but beautiful moment, thought, quote, experience for today?