Girls Night In

 In Creativity, Weekly Forum Discussion

This weekend is a little bit different than others as my husband and business partner will be away with my son Karson at a hockey tournament.  Because our employee is away my daughter Kadie and I will be home alone running the show.  So as much as I would love to be heading out to new places to eat and investigate alone I will be doing it this weekend with Kadie and as close to home as possible.  Running a dog daycare and boarding facility we cannot leave the animals alone.  I have had to really think outside the box to come up with new ideas we can do from home.  This is always fun for me as I’m that person that believes we can do anything.  First of all before Doug left I immediately went for a walk in the woods overlooking the Wetlands.  I walk in this area daily but this time I took a new trail.  Even though the snow was deep it was exhilarating to see what was around the next corner.  Where would this trail end up?  Halfway through our walk I stopped to take in my surroundings.  I try to do this every time I go out in nature.  I never check my phone when I am out there.  I take this time to be fully present, to relax, heal and just enjoy life.   I really appreciate where I am able to walk every day.  The mountains, sun, river, birds, and snow glistening was absolutely beautiful.  I am so grateful that I am strong and healthy enough to do these daily outings.  As I’m looking around I see an old grave site marker tucked away in the hillside.  There was an indent in the land there.  Someone had been buried there a very long time ago.  It got me really thinking.  Who had been buried there?  Had they been an adult or a child?  Had they founded this area?  Imagine happening upon this beautiful area.  Had I not taken this new trail alone I would have never found this.  I found it intriguing that I had stopped in this exact spot.  If I had not left my usual trail I would have never found this.  I wondered what the message was.  What I got out of it is that I should be very grateful to be alive and healthy.   What a special place I get to spend each day.  I will continue to walk and ride my horses on new trails each time I am out.  You never know what you may find.  This afternoon Kadie and I are going to learn how to play a new game called Spot It and then we are going to attempt making Sushi.  Sushi is our favorite food.  We order it for special occasions or sometimes Doug makes it but today we are going to attempt it ourselves.  I am excited to try something new each day!  You just never know what you may find around that next corner.

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