Monday, September 6, 2010
Absolutely nothing days.....
We work and run and drive and leap and dance and play and work and.......rest. We rest. It's the most important word in that first sentence. I mentioned a "collective sigh" in my previous post. I can hear that sigh today. I'm not sure why but most of the time I ignore the signs of feeling tired. What is that about? Like it's taboo to take a nap at two o'clock in the afternoon. As if I'm cheating on the day. I think I've decided that when my body is saying, enough already you need sleep, I'm going to listen. I love naps!
So Labor Day, that awesome Monday where we get to do absolutely nothing if we so choose, and if we're lucky enough to have a job that allows it, arrived this morning at 7am for me. I like absolutely nothing days. Mine are usually quiet, but not always. Sometimes music fills the day, maybe a movie playing in the background. I don't mind silence though, I really crave it at times. Especially when I'm reading a I-can't-put-you-down book.
"Sometimes it's important to work for that pot of gold. But other times it's essential to take time off and to make sure that your most important decision in the day simply consists of choosing which color to slide down on the rainbow" ~Douglas Pagels, These Are the Gifts I'd Like to Give to You
Time to walk away from any worries you have, any guilt you're feeling, any unhealthy habits you've formed, and.....rest. Not just physical rest. Mental rest. Let yourself regenerate. Restore. Relax.
That's what today is for, use it wisely. Then your Tuesday will feel like New Years Day.
See you soon friend,
PS Cafe Brazil is open today!! Brunch it is......