Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Taking a Train Can Be a Simple, But Beautiful Thing

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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?

5 comments:

  1. I'm a road trip fan too! My hubby and I took one with friends last weekend. :) Hope you enjoy the time with your family!

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    1. i've had a wonderful time in DC and am now heading to Allum tomorrow. Hope to see you there!

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  2. Elise, I love road trips too, especially in the fall. My favorite moment of beauty today was when I realized that the aqua velvet curtains really do look gorgeous in the red and cream toile wallpapered office. I would never normally have made this color choice/combo, but I took the leap, and it pleases me. Even though no one else seems to get it, I love it! Not a very spiritual answer, but there you go. xxoo

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    1. oooh! Sounds gorgeous Julie. Hey, as long as it works for you. I love feeling good in the space I'm living in.

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