I don’t know about you but lately, life’s come at me fast.
My job’s been hectic and our social life equally so. Recent rains mean the yard needs attention. This old house is always needy and it feels like someone’s calling for me on a steady basis. I have scrapbooks to finish and graduation invites to mail. And. And. And.
And I’m not doing any of it today.
None of it.
Zero. Zip. Nada.
Yep, I got up this morning, looked out at the week ahead (meetings, travel, projects, conference calls….) and decided today’s the day.
Today’s the day to do whatever it is I want to do. To do whatever it is my soul needs.
Putz in my kitchen.
Play the piano. Sing a song.
Be still. Be quiet.
“Do not let Sunday be taken from you. If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.” ~Albert Schweitzer
Put your paws up and rest a spell; image from Pinterest.com
How about you? Are you keeping some of Sunday just for you?
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So there I was last night, rushing home, immediately changing out of my office clothes and readying for supper. I found myself sighing and pushing through the meal’s preparation. I found myself annoyed, distressed and rushed.
And then I stopped it.
I slowed down.
I turned on some music, poured myself a drink, and took my time.
I sauteed, I stirred, I tasted & I served.
The guys meandered in and out of the kitchen, unaware of the chaos reigning the previous moments.
We enjoyed our meal, cleaned up and everyone dispersed as is the norm. I turned towards the rest of my evening and felt it creeping in again .. the rush of laundry to be done-Christmas gifts to be wrapped – tidying up calling out to me and I saw it: the shoulds were back … in full force.
And then I stopped it.
I turned on a light, scooted it closer to my reading chair, poured a glass of ice water and settled in with my book. Turning off the TV, the only sounds left were mine and the snores from old dog. And it was just what I needed.
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“There’s a moment in everyone’s life when the world gets quiet and the only thing left is your own heart. So you better learn to know the sound of it. Otherwise you’ll never understand what it’s saying.” ~ Sarah Dessen
When’s the last time you heeded the whispers of your heart?
Frankie listens to his heart when it says: Rest up!