There is nothing like a little solitude and a couple of gorgeous days to refresh the heart. I have spent the last few days away, even though a pile of things mount up at home. I knew if I could have some refreshment in Him, I could tackle those projects better-well, certainly with a better attitude. I walked around a creek yesterday and read a book in the sun. I breathed a little deeper, and finally learned how to sleep soundly again in the night. I spent part of the day in prayer, part of it eating healthful foods, and part of each day working physically. I’ve wanted a short break since before Christmas, but there was no getting away from the badgering long list of To Do. My imagination had totally left, and I had little patience with the smallest things. I am sorry for those quick arguments, for the rushed attitudes, for the inconsiderate, thoughtless words I spoke. The funny thing about rest is we rarely know we need it until we do it. Clarity of mind comes, joy of living returns, and, perhaps best of all, I have something to offer someone else. I feel gratitude this morning as I pack to return to the city. I feel content. May your Friday be filled with blessings, and may you have eyes to see them.