Does your energy ever run down by this point in the week? Do you start a week with great resolve and determination and then run out of oomph towards the end of the week? Heaven knows I have weeks like that myself. Quite frankly, sometimes I run out of oomph by Tuesday. This week is a bit different. Yesterday I was tired all day, but not because of lack of determination. It was just simple lack of sleep. Other than that, my resolve has been strong. Why is this week different
Well, Wednesday was a holiday. That gave me a chance to re-charge my batteries. Obviously I cannot have a holiday every day. It is obvious to me that it is essential to build “restore and regroup time” into each day. Facing life’s duties and challenges is not meant to be a sprint. Sometimes it is a marathon, other times it is a lovely walk. But that still does not describe the gestalt of my meaning. What does?
That is it! Rather than sit on my towel and ponder, it is time each day to dive in; to dance; to get my feet wet and meet life head on. Being an analytical person sometimes makes me overly cautious. That runs counter to my love for spontaneity. Aren’t we each a really interesting combination of characteristics? Embrace that is what I say— what joy there is in the dance. to get out on the dance floor of life and join the joy is fun and at times hilarious.
I am considering today what joyous thing i will try this weekend. I want to laugh until the tears run down by face—and make some happy memories. For your edification I am including a photo taken by my friend Randalyn. It is a national forest not too far from my home (Tonto National Forest). I lift my eyes to the mountains…..
I went to a wonderful “class” this past weekend…a few of the “teacher’s” big questions for us to ask ourselves were…”when did I stop dancing?”…. “when did I stop singing?”….both metaphorically and literally…I’ve been thinking about those questions this week…and more of “when did I stop ____?”…I’m surprised how often I hesitate… thanks for the inspiration to get out there and “dance”…. : )
That “teacher”…Angeles Arrien… has an amazing book: “The Second Half of Life, Opening the 8 Gates of Wisdom”…it ties in with what you’re writing about…full of insightful ideas! (if you’re interested, here’s her website http://www.angelesarrien.com/ and the book http://www.amazon.com/The-Second-Half-Life-Opening/dp/1591792525 )
sounds like a really wonderful class. I really like those questions. How rich they are in meaning, too.I will have to check out her site and see about getting the book. Love the feedback—thanks so much!
I’ve been getting a dose of this attitude of yours from several places, lately. Most of all, I think my son’s future in-laws have it down pat, and he comes home from visiting his fiance overflowing with the simple but full things they have done, things we are not alive enough to do. Of course, they are lots younger. Hmm. 😉
Don’t know about you, but we do tend to get into stodgy habits. Trying now to be sure to have some fun and goofy times regularly. It is good for us!
Oh, don’t I know it! 🙂
Great post, Kate–I especially love the quote on the poster (?)!! God bless you always–love, sis Caddo
God bless you back, sweet friend!
So let’s see what fun you get into! Notice I didn’t say “trouble”–just fun! I can hear you are getting ready to fly! 🙂 Debra
Debra—thus far the weekend hasn’t included silly times, but has included restorative and relaxing times. Have an old friend coming to town on Monday—so today we have some cleaning and getting ready to do.