Five meetings scheduled for today, a string of never ending emails, family obligations…
And that’s all before I have my morning coffee!!!
It’s no wonder we are all stressed out and struggling to find some balance in our busy lives. I’ve heard it over and over again “live in the present”, and I’m still trying to figure that one out. That’s why I was so delighted this past Saturday when I stumbled across this quaint little diner called Schubert’s in Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin.
To tell you the truth, I really didn’t notice it at first. I was hungry, and it was a place to eat lunch. It wasn’t until I heard the Everly Brothers playing over the speakers that I put down my menu and looked around. BTW – if you don’t know who the Everly Brothers are, ask your parents or grandparents – they will be happy to reminisce.
When I finally did put down my menu, and decided to soak in my surroundings, OH MY GOODNESS!!! I was transported back to the 1950s. With its tin ceiling and old-fashioned soda fountain, I felt a warmth and coziness come over me as I pictured my brothers in our living room singing along to Wake Up Little Susie.
That’s when it hit me. I spend so much time planning my next vacation, my next adventure, my next holiday, that I never notice what is right in front of me.
So this afternoon, as I enjoy every bite of my scrumptious cranberry walnut pancakes, I allow myself some “me” time. And finally, FINALLY, I’ve discovered what it means to live in the present.
So if you happen to be in southern Wisconsin, check out Schubert’s Diner: http://www.schubertsrestaurant.com/. And let me know what you think.
I’d also like to know if you’ve discovered any gems of your own. I’d love to put them on my list of Cool Places to Visit.