Today, I met a friend for lunch at a new vegetarian restaurant. Prior to our meeting, my friend and I exchanged a few texts to make sure this was something we still wanted to do... Crazy, huh? How often do we make plans with friends, then have those plans fall through, because either we have too much going on, are too busy, or simply don't feel up for it? Well, I was really looking forward to keeping these plans, which I did. We met at an amazing restaurant, had an amazing lunch. I sat there with her and realized, THIS is exactly where I need to be. I needed time away from the deadlines, the crazy race to DO stuff -whether that stuff is drive the kids somewhere, run errands, or simply take care of things at home. I needed a PEACEFUL day with a friend.
After lunch we decided to cross the street for some relaxing tea at THE most charming tea house. I also got a lesson on my new MAC from my friend. But the most important lesson I learned today was to take time to enjoy the peaceful things in life.
As I was walking back to my car after our time together, I thought to myself what a wonderful day I was having! Take time to make Peace with yourself and with those people in your life that matter. You will always have your family, take some time for your soul by growing the seeds of friendship. Call someone you have been meaning to catch up with - make some time. Those kinds of things really do matter.