I took a trip to Rehoboth, DE with my friend, Roni, last weekend.
We showed up utterly exhausted from the week. Stressed out and emotionally spent, we were in need of several nights of good rest, away from the city.
My head hit the pillow each night before 10pm. Drool on the pillow type of sleeping :)
I woke up on Sunday morning feeling like a new woman - refreshed and rejuvenated.
But it was the time and the separation from home that gave Roni and me the space and opportunity to breathe together.
Doesn't life seem to move at such a rapid fire pace? Sometimes I think it creeps along and then POOF!, the year has slipped away.
At times I've neglected to find and allow for opportunities for my friends and me to be together in a concentrated, meaningful way. Not a night out on the town but a few days away, lacking distraction and the day-to-day doldrums that keeps us from remembering how much we need and love one another.
Those precious moments we have together are what we cherish when we're old and gray, physically separated or just....gone.