Saturday, June 28, 2014

Lost and Found

Today, I am participating in

"Five Minute Friday"

This Friday's word is Lost

I will write for five minutes, no editing, about the word lost.

My husband traveled for his job and was gone almost weekly. It was “the dead” of winter and I had been cooped up in this house for weeks waiting for “old Man Winter” to give me a break. So my husband asked me to go with him

He told me we would stay in a nice hotel with an indoor pool, spa, and workout room, down the road from a mall. How could I say no?

So I grabbed a couple of good books, my swim suit, workout clothes and even a little black dress in hopes we would make it out to a special dinner one night. We arrived, and my husband kept his promise. We had a beautiful room on the corner of the building with beautiful views of both the sunrise and the sunset.

Oh, how I relaxed that week. I forgot about everything, and everyone. I got lost in my new place, with no laundry to do or dishes to put away. And, I didn't feel a bit guilty about it. 

I spent that week completely
on purpose. 

I made it a point to not allow a negative thought or worry come my way. That beautiful hotel room was a “positivity sanctuary” for my soul.

That week,
I lost myself and 
found myself all in one place. 

I came back to our home and our daily routines with a clean attitude, fresher attitude and a clearer view of my world. I even felt like I weighed less, not just body weight, but world weight, the weight of the world on my shoulders was less.

Getting lost can be a good thing.


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  1. Stopping by from FMF. Sounds like a very nice getaway. :) Thanks so much for sharing.

  2. Jumped over from Lisa Jo's I agree getting lost in this way can be a good thing ...
    In His Arms, Beth

  3. Love this. What a wonderful perspective.

  4. Beautiful post. Thanks for sharing your experience. E

  5. such a fun way to write, i don't know if i am brave enough to write, not edit, and hit publish!! i enjoyed reading this!!!

  6. Well I enjoyed your story about this experience very much. Sounds like just what you needed at the time.

  7. Sounds like you needed the get away! Getaways like this are always well deserved. Thank you for stopping by!

  8. A worry-free week - what a blessing!

    It's always great to get away and be refreshed. My hubby and I try to do that in the form of mini road trips. It's amazing what taking a Saturday afternoon and sitting by a lake doing nothing will do.


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