A warm (almost) spring day has made me appreciate the days I can leisurely go about my day. Myself, like most people, run from activity to activity without any hesitation….Basketball tournaments, hockey practice, piano, work, appointments, and just everyday must-do life activities. While all of these activities are probably necessary, I tend to forgot about the days I can sit and read a book for an hour, go for a bike ride with my girls or just take my dog for a short walk.
I found today after spending the afternoon enjoying the sun on my face as I walked through the park and finding a little bit of time to sneak in a 30 minute nap, made me refocus on the advantages of slowing down and taking some time to appreciate the simpler things in life. The sound of cars driving by, kids playing outside or just listening to the wind blowing in the window. Its days like these that make the craziness of everyday life more enduring and gratifying.
I am personally very grateful for the quiet, relaxing days – I vote we have more of them. I challenge you, today, to take a few minutes to slow down. I think you, like myself, will also succumb to the benefits of just slowing down.