Summer. Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability. Sam Keen
Happy Saturday to You! I hope you are enjoying the warm summer weather which seems to seep into my bones whenever I am outside in the sunshine lately. I thought this sentiment was perfect for today because I think with the hustle and bustle of life, we sometimes forget to simply enjoy the weather, the season and nature. It’s important to get off of the hamster wheel for awhile and just ‘be’ for a bit. Many of us feel guilty (myself included) when we’re not doing something and we let our minds race with all of the woulda-coulda-shouldas instead of just breathing, observing, enjoying what is offered in The Presents of Presence (my FB page).
In fact, even in the card, it’s described as laziness finding respectability when it’s not that at all, but in our frenzy to continue to be busy, laziness is how we explain our doing nothing for awhile and enjoying it. How sad that we need to label being present and just enjoying the moment as laziness. Is that a label you use as well? Or are you comfortable just being able to take time to be?
Even for a moment today, my challenge to you is to find 5 minutes in the sunshine ~ drop your burdens, your cares, your woes ~ allow the beauty, warmth and happiness of sunshine to seep into your bones for a bit, soak up some of the sun’s vitamin D (with sunscreen of course!) and take a break from that hamster wheel. Hum a little tune, sing a little song, notice the sky, the sun, the world around you…take a moment to breathe in nature today and be grateful for this moment in time.
Time is all we have and it is limited. None of us know when our time is up, but I can tell you that the clock is ticking…who’s life is this anyway? It’s YOURS! So enjoy it!
P.S. And if it’s cloudy where you are today, look at a peaceful scene of sunshine and imagine what the sun feels like on your face…and if you can’t imagine that feeling, then we need to talk…you need sunshine! xo