Yesterday we took a drive to NJ to bring my Dad home, who had been visiting us in Boston to watch my brother run the marathon. Right before we were about to leave I was feeling like I should stay and get some work done – Peter was fine with driving him by himself. But then I decided that going for the long drive down - and the long drive back would force me to just think - not do. Those long drives are a way for me to clear my head.
As I sat in the back seat, listening to the radio and watching the newly budding trees pass by, things began to happen. When I checked my phone for emails I was greeted with a bunch of wonderful opportunities. My business had been growing while I took a break from actively trying to make things happen.
I said yesterday (in a tweet), "Recently I've noticed when I stop worrying and actively disengage from trying to make things happen - that's when great things come my way."
Making plans is necessary, and a good thing - but you also need to leave space for change and growth to happen.
We arrived home just a bit before the sun began to set. The lake was calm and the air was still - the sky was a beatiful shade of blue and grey. I sat and left space open for change to come - and then the sky evolved into a gorgeous sunset - seemingly out of nowhere.
Peter & I stayed at my house on the lake for no more than an hour, but that hour was incredibly rejuvenating. And, just for fun, here's a short video I took while standing on the dock. Yes, it's a bit shaky - and a bit quick in parts - but you'll get to see just what a beautiful night it was!