Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Being Lazy

It is 10:30 on a Wednesday morning...and I am still in my robe. Though it's spring break, I've been working 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. the past couple of days doing floors at the school, and I decided to be a bum this morning and sleep in. The last few weeks have been exhausting and harried..... and I feel like I'm always on my way to somewhere else.

Life has a way of rushing us along its path; our calendars filled to the brim, always on the move. I try to observe along the way and take breaks for small moments that can add beauty and solace to each day. I've found that if we don't make those times for ourselves, no one else will schedule them for us.

Today while you're looking both ways before you run across the street, notice the flowers on the corner, the sweet little girl in her father's arms, the feel of the sunshine on your back, the smells from the bakery, the smile on another's face. While you're living this life, don't forget to stop every once in awhile and really enjoy it.


9 comments:

Networkchic said...

Tonight I'm going to be lazy...you are right about life, it can fill up your calendar without you even noticing. Last weekend my sig. other asked me what we had to do that day...I was stunned when I realized - nothing. Sometimes having nothing to do is the most wonderful feeling in the world.

alan said...

Glad you are having a laid back day finally! Like the smile in that photo!

alan

McSwain said...

Love that smile! Looks like sleeping in was a good thing!

Michael said...

you look very relaxed!!! Good for you! You deserve it!

clew said...

Hi Lori!

Havent been around much for the very same reasons - not enough hours in the day! You're so right though - I try to do this very thing - even while rushing around, take in the sweet and quiet blessings that simple existence continually offers to those who pause to notice.

I love this quote from Albus Dumbledore, from the first Harry Potter story: "It does not do to dwell on dreams, and forget to live."

srp said...

I've been ironing and ironing and ironing. It's my own fault, since I have put off doing this chore for a month. Now everything is clean and ready to iron and it takes days. I've tried to take a few minutes to get down on ground level and see the small microscopic world going on in the back yard. It is amazing what goes on there.

FrogLegs said...

I'm trying to do this-- slow down and enjoy the little things... Planting my garden a couple weeks ago helped-- it's inside (too cold to be outside, lol) but I can't wait for our spring! :)

martie said...

Thank you for the reminder Lori. How very true that we often forget to enjoy the small simple things that bring pleasure to our lifes on a daily basis.....a kind word or touch or smile from a loved one or a stranger can make the world seem right after a busy, harried week!

Lance said...

Very nice.