I already have so much joy in my life (it has not always been so). I have so much love and laughter, so many friends and loved ones. I am very thankful. God has poured out His love and so many blessings since we have made this decision. I've been wondering why I deserve these things, and I think He is saying "Why not?"
I will rest, heal,relax, read, get well, laugh, sip tea, read a book in my easy chair. (Who doesn't need one of those... an "easy" chair)... I will commit random acts of "art" and kindness, and not always be in a hurry. I plan to spend more time at these water falls up the hill too. They are so close, yet I never go. I'll go listen to the monks chant and sing mass at vespers, I will pray and think and have a richer life.
I will spend time with my husband and grandson, and anyone who comes to visit. I will have my morning coffee and a magazine on the patio, read books, color, make pretty messes, and take my time cleaning them up. I'll help plan my youngest son's wedding (imagine)! to a girl we adore. I'll take naps, listen to crazy music, play with friends, spend lots of time with my aged friends because I'll have time. I hardly ever drink, but I think I'll have a gin and tonic (with a wedge of lime, if you please) on the deck during a sunset (that sounds so sophisticated, huh)? I will actually listen to the birds, watch my flowers bloom, take a ride or two in the car with the windows open and the radio turned up all the way. What more could a "girl" want?
As my Grandma would say "Ah, thanks be to God."