“What’s money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning
and goes to bed at night and in between
he does what he wants to do.” Bob Dylan
There are days that my normal 4 mile,-every-other-day run, is not going to fit nicely in my day. So, I let it go. There are times I sit in my tiny craft room with a quota in mind and then I zone out on Facebook. Yep, it happens. I’ve learned that my life runs more smoothly when I allow myself a break in my routines. Often, it’s several breaks!
I know that it’s easy to become my worst enemy when I am constantly watching the clock or crossing off items on my to-do list. I don’t want to be careless with time, but neither can I ignore my body’s call for rest or my mind’s need for easier pursuits.
I’ve recently re-learned the peace in holding a newborn; the delight in reading a great book; and the joy of an afternoon nap. I love an early morning run, my after-run shower, and my first cup of tea or coffee of the day. Simple pleasures are all around.
I ‘d like to write for this blog more often; I’m not ready to put it to rest. But I also know that we all have something valuable to share. I’d like to have this blog become more interactive. Perhaps YOU have something you’d like to share. Here’s some ideas to get you started:
1.Starting with the letter “A” share a paragraph or two about what’s important to you that begins with “A”. It doesn’t have to be extremely clever or thought provoking. Be You!
2. Simplicity, saving money, and creativity are some of the topics discussed here. If you have a particular interest that fits in with this blog, I invite you to contribute. Simply send me your
essay, photos, etc along with a short bio to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here’s mine: APPRECIATION
Whether giving or receiving, appreciation goes a long way. I try to notice the people in the background of everything: the janitorial staff, the receptionist, the busboy/girl, etc. Your words become wealth to individuals who are often over-looked. Family members, too, are often taken for granted. Practice noticing how each member contributes to the family and thank them. Receiving genuine praise is a great confidence builder.
What Else? “A” items I love: