Yesterday afternoon I hit a triple jackpot, left work early and went to the coast, spent time with my family and cruised around Tallebudgera Creek in a tinnie, watched the sunset, taught my niece and nephew some yoga poses, had fish and chips by the water then drove home.
Actually to me that’s more like a triple triple jackpot, and my heart is still singing from the beautiful afternoon.
In just four hours, I fit in a number of my favourites things in the world. After just four hours, I drove home grinning from ear to ear feeling as though I was returning from a weekend away. Actually I also drove home with my brothers dog in my boot and my hand on my nose, as the dog in the boot was letting out the stinkiest farts in the world, yet I digress!
Despite the dogs obvious disagreement to trying fried chips for the first time and waking up crazily early this morning to a different dog licking my face, (normally my husband waits at least an extra hour to lick my face – joking) I am still feeling waves of satisfaction washing over my body and such an immense feeling of happiness it is hard to describe.
Being in that boat, the wind in my face (not from the dog thank goodness) and the sun on my skin, an instant sense of peacefulness and joy came over me. The water was glassy and clear and the weather was one of those perfect Queensland Autumn days warm without being too hot, the water refreshing and not yet too cold.
Afternoons like this give me a high similar to traveling, and I feel my body just completely relaxing at the same time that all of my senses are firing and the end result is euphoric bliss. It’s the simple pleasures like this that endure me to travelling and make afternoons like that stand out in my mind. They make four hours feel like a weekend, and they leave me wanting more.