Sunday, February 17, 2013

A day of rest

Do we ever really get one any more? There's always something that needs doing. I may not need to plow fields, sew clothes or feed livestock (chickens excepted) but my list of things that needs doing feels ridiculously long and getting longer. It seems like our weekends are filled with 'stuff that needs doing' versus 'stuff we want to do'. But isn't it important to renew and revive ourselves too? Those hours when we're doing nothing but fun or something we want are so important to our enjoyment of our lives.

We have tried instituting a fun day at least once a month when an outing is planned and, while the ones we have done have been great, somehow the habit falls too easily by the wayside. We must, I must, start to form positive habits. Adventures and outings must become a daily, weekly, monthly habit. It's way too easy to get bogged down by the detritus of daily life and we need, really need, those times of freedom. We need those days of rest. Not rest in the traditional sense but rest in the 'away from lists and chores and things that need doing' sense.

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    1. No I just need you to remind me....

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  2. Yes! I need to remember this too. Thank you :)

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    1. We can all remind each other. If it isn't a habit it's so easy to let something like this go by the wayside. Sigh.

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  3. You read my mind on this one. Yesterday I was just fed up with all my must do's. I decided to linger in bed this morning and read blogs as a treat. So glad I did.

    Vintagehoneybee.blogspot. com

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    1. Oh that sounds divine! I did that yesterday during my son's nap :)

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