We enjoyed a quiet and relaxing weekend (if you consider getting up at 5:45am this morning and going on a two hour hike relaxing). I was listening to Christmas music on my iPod (don't laugh) on my hike and when I got to the top of the mountain and sat down to rest, the song "Simple Gifts" started playing. I closed my eyes and allowed myself to just hear and feel the words. I felt myself relax for the first time in a long time. The timing of the song was perfect and something I desperately needed to be reminded of.
Here is the version of the Simple Gifts that I was listening to (Alison Krauss and Yo-Yo Ma).
May you all have a week of peace and simplicity.
A special little boy is celebrating his 12th birthday this week. More on that later.