Here I am sitting on the front porch wearing my fake $6.00 rainbow flip flops with a cup of coffee, watching the world go by early Saturday morning.
You may remember my mentioning in an older post that my doctor always gives me a checklist at my annual checkup with things on it like: use sunscreen, take calcium, etc. One item on the checklist that always surprises me is the one that says learn to "just be".
I have to think about what this means sometimes. I know it means to let the stress of the day (or week or year!) go. To take some time every day to sit and just do nothing. To take a mini-vacation in the midst of the usual busyness of the day.
I see a trend of "just being" this summer on some blogs. There are lots of blog breaks going on and folks just naturally slow down in the summer time anyway. My blogger friend, Lyn is joining me on the quest to "just be" this summer. Won't you join us?
And if the doctor orders it, I need to do it, right?! So, I hope to do some posts this summer on different ways to "just be".
Today's tip: Stop and watch the world go by. Do you have a porch, deck or other spot where you can just sit and be? I know it will be hard for you to just sit somewhere and not do something else at the same time. Trust me, the stuff that's been taking up your time will still be there after your little mini-vacation. Grab a cup of coffee or glass of iced tea, and "just be" today.
The view from my porch where I can "just be" this summer: