Being so interested in global matters, I realize that I sometimes miss out on some of the beauties that can be found in my own “backyard”. Today, my dad, brother and I drove over to Connecticut. While this trip took less travel time than my daily commute to college, I had never really taken the time to explore Connecticut, “Central Massachusett’s backyard”, before.
It was a quick, fun drive over to a lovely town filled with quirky shops, antique treasures, yoga studios, local theater houses, excellent food and much more that I must go back to discover! If anyone is hungry, a stop at “The Courthouse” in Putnam, Connecticut was worth every delicious penny. Stepping into the local antique shop was like entering a time-machine to day’s gone by.
Rooms upon rooms and multiple floors filled with treasures from “the good ol’ days” delighted us everywhere we turned. I could have spent hours in the store, purchasing nothing – absorbing everything.
I found such delight wondering about times past. I wonder what others will think when they look back at the things we leave behind. I intend to leave behind a legacy of love, change, travels, and lessons learned.
Today’s lesson learned: stop and look around: There is beauty all around me, all around you, all around all of us! Let’s not forget to notice the little things that make up the bigger picture. My time in Putnam, CT. was a testimony to that today.
A trip “just over the bounder” quickly made me realize how many great “holes in the wall”, towns, and natural wonders America has to offer.
While I love traveling all over and know that the rest of my life is going to be spent in an international manner (with my fiance living in Germany) it is important that I and no one ever forget the wonders that can be found in our own “backyard”.