A Day Well Lived

We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.

~Jawaharlal Nehru

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I hope this post finds you well.

On Sunday my husband and I decided to escape to the Sierras and Gold Country for the day. This time together was dearly needed. He has been working so terribly hard and I have been homebound for what feels like forever. I have longed for that peace that only nature can provide, that perspective that can only come from breaking away from what is familiar, doing so in the company of the one I love. It proved to be a powerful and welcome respite.

We dropped the furry kids off at Grandma’s and headed east. It wasn’t long before we were amongst the majesty of the trees and the comfort of a rushing yet peaceful creek. That’s my husband in the blue shirt on the left, and in the second photo he is practically a speck below the center. These photos still don’t capture just how big these trees are.

I don’t know what it is about seeing the sunlight coming down through my tall tree friends. It always reminds me of the Divine, the universe, how none of this in this life comes down to coincidence.

God’s handwriting.

Sierra Nevada Trees

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After a few blissful hours of light walking, eating and photo taking, we headed back in the direction of home, stopping in the historical Gold Rush town of Sutter Creek. We enjoyed some hand holding, coffee and ice cream, and the charm of this delightful spot that makes you feel like you are stepping back in time.

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Our visit in Sutter Creek came to a close when we stepped into a gift and collectibles shop on the way back to the car. We weren’t seriously shopping; we stepped in to escape the heat and to give me a few moments to rest. But as always, magic can happen when we least expect it. On a low shelf I spied a reminder of a childhood favorite, a sweet little jack in the box in the theme of the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar. I thought it was the most darling thing ever.

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In the spirit of adventure, I got to experience a day spent in nature, in history and in loving company, with a bit of sweet childhood nostalgia thrown in.

A beautiful day.

And friends, that is what I call a perfect day well lived.

Have a gorgeous week.

 
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