Happy Friday

Whoo hoo! Happy Friday… it’s the weekend and the sun is shining!!! Pull up a chair and sit a spell, welcome to my world!
This morning as I sat in the darkness of the early morning hours I found myself deep in thought. It’s funny that when I’m home I long to travel and while I’m traveling I long for home. I have come to understand that the heart wants what the heart wants!! 
“I go to mountains to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.”
~John Burroughs

This quote puts into words exactly how I feel when I first see those mountains, as we head south toward Tennessee. The minute they come into view my heart just soars and my soul lets out a huge *sigh* of contentment…and recognition. 
There is something ingrained in me that makes me feel at home there. I often think it may be the distant sound of the banjo that makes me think of my grandparents…. And the joy their simple lives brought to me. Or the moments of sitting on my pappy’s lap telling me that there’s nothing closer to heaven then a walk deep in God’s beautiful mountains. Maybe it is just that my soul knows how connected I am to nature and the beauty that is found here. The smells, trees, flowers, animals, and streams that thrive and survive there. I just know that nothing brings me back into balance like the beauty of the smokey mountains…. I thank God for creating such a wonderful place …. I’m blessed that when I need to get away …. To find myself … To rest … And hear the sweet twang of a banjo that I can head south… To the place my heart calls home.
As I sit here typing and the day is dawning my heart is full… and even though I’m not in mountains my soul is content! 
I pray that you find contentment for your soul and a place that your heart can truly be full of the beauty & goodness that surrounds us each day !!
Be blessed, be bold, and be you !!!

Xoxo 😘 

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