Now it is time to snuggle into bed,
And find a soft pillow to place my head.
I long to drift off into a world of sweet and wistful dreams,
And hope not to have nightmares filled with dark schemes.
All bundled warm and safe under my covers is the only place I want to be,
And the back of my eyelids is all I wish to see!
Night is cold and crisp
Crickets chirp persistently
My mind drifts to sleep
My beloved sound machine sits by me at night,
To soothe away the cracking, creaking sounds that fright.
The gentle white noise that it produces,
Calms the pesky, rushing thoughts caused from my mind’s juices.
My husband tends to find the machine downright annoying,
But I detrimentally insist it must stay on because he is always snoring!
No matter where I am when I hear a soft, whooshing sound,
My eyes suddenly droop and I almost fall straight to the ground!
I love my silly little sound machine that sits neatly beside my bed,
Because its comforting whoosh pushes out all thoughts from my head!
Tonight, as my husband and I were driving home from a BBQ, the air was warm and sweet. Our car windows were rolled down and we took the long way home so we could saturate ourselves in the beauty of this summer night. As the wind curled through my hair and kissed across my cheeks, my hand rested gently on top of my husband’s. I felt hyper aware of his presence as we sat together sharing in this unspoken moment. I smiled and felt my heart swell with emotions of utter and complete peace. Not a single shred of anxiety crossed my mind or tightened my chest. Surreal really, considering that most days I have at least a tickling of anxiety pressing against my chest. Nothing put contentment and joy resonated within me. It was indescribably beautiful. Never in a million years could I imagine stretching moments to exist without anxious thought. But here I am, an hour later, still without anxiety. God is good!
By the time we got home I was ready to further my peaceful mind and practice some yoga. It felt so good to relax my body and allow it to match the restful and relaxed state of my mind and spirit. Now, I am ready to drift off to sleep and recharge for tomorrow!
For a visual, here is a picture of the end of my yoga practice (in my new pants) with Thor sleeping at my feet!
I love that Thor is always near by 🙂
Through the darkness the only light that eliminates is the cool glow of the stars above. Millions upon billions of distant globes of light burst through the crisp night air to give life to the creatures who only come out at night. The scorpions with their poisonous strikes, laboriously creep their way towards their prey, waiting for just the right moment to strike. The owls perch on top of cacti to scan the desert sands for their dinner, while the kangaroo rat bounces along trying to shake the feeling of eyes watching. The cool, crisp summer wind tousles the tumbleweeds back and forth and it sings its bedtime song to all those who loose themselves in wonder at the life that comes alive only when the sun disappears.
Goodnight and sleep tight! Don’t let the tarantulas bite!