Sep 6, 2011
My Turn to . . . BREATHE
A friend of ours invited us to join them at their cabin in Island Park, Idaho for a few days. When I think of the word, "cabin," I think of a small one room bunk house. Boy was I wrong. This three story, 6500 square-foot, lodge-style home was BEAUTIFUL and sat on a private island on the edge of the lake. Like I said, HEAVEN.
Here's a picture of the living room from ONE of the two large dining room tables.
Even though I was surrounded by all this luxury, I learned a very valuable lesson. I love my simple life. Since the economy took a nose dive, our restaurant has suffered financially and so have we. We've had to sell our travel trailer, an old truck and several other things, just to pay the bills each month. The situation caused a lot of self pity and depression, not to mention unreasonable expectations for when I "make it big" as a writer. As if the sales from ONE BOOK could solve all our problems. HA! Not likely.
So, while this weekend was like a breath of fresh air and I was able to relax and have a great time with friends and family, it also gave me some perspective in my own life. I was finally able to step back and see that my life is not all that bad, that I'm blessed and have a lot to be grateful for.
How did you spend your weekend? Have you learned any "life" lessons lately?