30 Days of Thankfulness Day 20

Today I am thankful for vacation. For me, vacation isn’t about having to jet off to some glamorous place, or even being away from home at all. It’s about giving my brain and spirit a break from work. To focus only on things I enjoy. And often the best vacations are stay-cations.

I’m in the middle of one right now. I’ve slept until I woke up naturally. I’ve caught up on my Hulu queue. I’ve crocheted and been to Michael’s more times that I should. I’ve read when I wanted. I’ve caught up (mostly) on email and Facebook) But most importantly I’m not imposing any ‘musts’ on myself, except that I must go with the flow and do whatever I feel like doing at the moment. And it’s been great.

It’s so easy to get caught up in the “rat race”, and simplifying my life is one of the very things that “Going Country” means for me. I’m thankful for giving myself the time to recharge and feel like “me” again.


  1. Wendy says:

    Oh, how I would love to be on a stay-cation right now! Let me know if you’re interested in trading places anytime in the near future :)

    Day 20: I am thankful for my childhood piano teacher, Margie. She was a wonderful, caring, friendly, craftsy, loved to cook, bright star in this world. She was my piano teacher for 10 years before I went off to college. She was not only my music teacher but my friend. She even helped me pick out my prom dress my junior year in high school! I would’ve never gotten through those high school years, and gone on to major in music, if it weren’t for her friendship, support, encouragement, hard work, and guidance. I think about her all the time, even though she’s gone on to be with the Lord. :)

    • Girl Going Country says:

      Wendy, I don’t know how you working parents do it?! I have so much respect for the tough job it is to be a mom – and you’re a great one!

      And your thankfulness post today reminded me of my childhood piano teacher. Thank you for that!

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