We’ve been sharing some meditations that take you to the ranch virtually on our social media channels, and this one resonated with a lot of folks so we’re posting it here as well. We hope you enjoy a fun virtual evening!
Ready to shake things loose a bit, and enjoy the company of others? Then let’s head to the barn dance this evening.
You just finished a tasty BBQ dinner on the patio, the kids are chattering and tossing rocks, plunk, plunk, plunk, into the pond which is disturbing the teens trying to fish on the other side, so there are some irritated glares being shot across the water. The chefs are cleaning up, and the lingering smell of the grill wafts by you as you get up with your glass of wine to rally the kids. You can hear the sound of music coming from the barn loft, and as you walk that way you see the horses out in the pasture munching on grass and swishing their tails.
Your muscles are a bit tired from all the playtime outside today, and your shoulders feel a little too sun-kissed from not putting enough sunscreen on before the afternoon.
As you step into the barn, the music gets louder, and you hear the stomping of boots on the wooden floor. Heading up the stairs, you walk into a party filled with cowboys and cowgirls dancing and whooping it up. Erica grabs the hands of the kids and whisks them off to the dance floor.
You sit back to watch, thinking you can sip your wine and enjoy the show, but that only lasts long enough for Zach to come grab you and pull you out onto the floor as Nate starts calling for squares to form. Thank goodness for that glass of wine you had at dinner, right?
Next thing you know, you’ve been dancing for an hour, no wine assist needed. Your cheeks hurt from smiling and your kids are glowing. The loft doors have been opened to allow the cool evening breeze to flow in as the room has heated up quickly.
You realize that you’re exhausted and your kids might not make it back to the cabin before they fall apart. The staff keep going, as if they will never tire. You sneak down the stairs, holding the kids hands as you make it back to your cabin just in time to drop them into their beds where they fall asleep before their heads even hit the pillow. Now, to sleep or the hot tub??