Wednesday, June 16, 2021

A Few Days in Tennessee

Have you ever felt like the world was being just too much? Where things and life were pushing in, crowding out your quiet thoughts and you feel exhausted, overly tired, irritable ... Need I say more? 

Many of you know that's how I've been feeling the last few months. For me, there is no better place to remedy all that than to unwind in my happy place.... A cabin owned by friends in eastern Tennessee, where I've been with Todd and Max for the past several days. 

Out in this section of the hinterland, there are fewer people. 

There’s the huge sky full of beautiful clouds, mountains, and the people are always welcoming and warm as has been the summer sunshine. 

~The Smokey Mountains from Pigeon Forge TN~

In the morning, there are of course birds singing and there is the pecking on the kitchen window made by a male-Cardinal who we named John -- We have seen him at this window for the last 3 years. 
And for the first time since I was a kid at my Grandfather's in Kentucky, at sunset, I am hearing the call of a Whip-poor-will off in the distance. What memories that brings back!

All of this allows my mind to settle and those inner-batteries to recharge - 

And Todd and Max have fun too! 

So tell me, where do you go when you need to think? What do you do when you need to get your sense of humor and smile back ...

and restore yourself?