I just took a weekend pause for my birthday. And it was a perfect pause, a wonderful getaway.

A cabin in the woods on an island I hadn’t visited for years, with my loving husband of 31 years. A couple of hikes, a picnic, a delicious dinner at an Italian restaurant, a visit to the organic pie stand. A phone call from my son, which I took while sitting on a mossy boulder during one of our hikes.  A walk around an idyllic lake.

We all have busy lives. We often forget to pause and appreciate what’s good in them. I truly did that for my 60th.