A great thing about the unbeaten path – when you step off for a moment there’s little fear of being trampled.
Tall grass, sun sparkling snow or the forest floor all make for soft bedding while having a rest.
That’s where you’ll find me today – just off to the side, catching my breath and dozing off once and a while.
Caring all in for Miss Mary, being close to saying good-bye, ensuring bill payments arrive on time, completing course work and all the regular stuff is wearing.
(At least I remembered to laugh when the washing machine leaked mid-morning yesterday.)
As the evening rolled around last night there was only one conclusion to draw – I was fried.
In the olden days I would have pushed through, writing something for a Letter and kept going no matter how hard the slogging became.
Taking a break would have been a sign of weakness, a broken promise.
But now, putting up a silent front and producing something felt both dishonest and hollow.
I needed to stand down, sit back and follow my 3Rs – Rest, Rejuvenate and Re-energize.
For sanity’s sake.
Keeping a commitment at the expense of me would be like driving a car with a blown tire.
Ending up in the ditch can happen very fast.
But I also wanted to stay connected and not fall off the radar for a week.
You being here matters to me.
There’s lots of room to join me for some 3Rs if you like.
Or continue exploring what’s up ahead or over there.
I’ll enjoy hearing about all that you see.
Do you have a favourite place to rest?
feel free to share
chief nudging officer
Crazy for cats and potatoes, Lorraine's insatiable curiosity of Life leads her to question, explore and push beyond the box. A self-professed "left-brained creative big picture" type, she has an intuitive knack for seeing beyond and beneath first appearances while at the same time nerding out on the details. Most of all she sees and holds others in their highest until they can see it for themselves.