'Tis the Season for Quiet
The hot stone massages help too!
We recently took a trip to the spa and spent a perfect day of togetherness and solitude as we each rotated through our different spa services allowing us time to visit and also time to be alone. We all came together in the middle of the day for a delicious lunch delivered to us on pretty trays complete with mini individual salt and pepper shakers (so cute). The spinach salad with chicken was the perfect meal and just hearty enough to keep us all going until dinner. You can find a similar recipe on Live.Laugh.Cook.
Taking this trip to our quiet retreat during this very busy time of year served as an reminder of the importance of taking the opportunity to be quiet, especially during the most hectic seasons of life. Quiet might include some gentle sounds like soft music and conversation but is free from the many other distractions of to do lists and agendas.
For me, quiet is taking a moment to light a candle and turn on some music as I work around the house during the day.
Quiet, is sitting with my husband at the end of a long day and visiting about things that don't include the logistics of running our everyday lives.
Quiet is curling up and watching a family movie.
Quiet is sitting in the chapel at our church early in the morning.
The most significant thing I realized while sitting at the spa that day was that I haven't been taking enough time to be quiet lately.
During the holiday season we all have gifts on our minds. The greatest gift I've received from creating this blog is the reminder that I love to write and also a reminder of the impact that the written word can have, on both the writer and the reader.
What my day at the spa, with my two dear friends, helped me realize is that I'm ready to enjoy the benefits of writing in a more quiet way. So, while I'll continue to reflect on life and the joys and lessons of food, friendship and motherhood...I won't be writing these thoughts in blog form.
Thanks to those of you who've taken time to read the blogs I've written, and thanks to the Busy Buddha and Old School Momma for their friendship, fun ideas and inspiration. The Busy Buddha will continue to share recipes and life lessons on this blog which I'll look forward to reading along with you. I'll also look forward to many more lunches, conversations and cups of tea with my Trio friends.
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What rituals do you have with close friends that keep you connected?