Saturday, August 10, 2013

Currie's Gratitude 10 August 2013

Think what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o’clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap. [Barbara Jordan]

This sounds like an awesome premise. I’m fairly certain that the ideas of tea time and cocktail hour have their roots in napping.

As for me, while I am NOT always DOing the lie down and close my eyes kind of nap, I DO take time in each and every day to sit and BE still, oftentimes with my eyes open looking out the window. This has BEcome my refreshment. The time in my days when I recharge and switch gears.

Learn from yesterday, live for today, look to tomorrow, rest this afternoon. [Charles M. Schulz, Charlie Brown’s Little Book of Wisdom]

Brilliant!! The afternoon is a time that seems to stretch long, especially during the time of year when it stays light well on into the evening. I often have a good laugh at, with, and near myself for my little pause respites during the afternoons.

Yet what amuses me even more is how I climb into bed, thoroughly exhausted, when the sun is still up and this bothers me NOT one bit.

Napping is simply living Life on one’s own terms.

I love you, Currie

1 comment:

Rita said...

I've never been a napper. Only when I am sick or extremely exhausted. Mainly because then I am up half the night because I get my second wind--LOL! ;)

The time may come though. Sleep is a wonderful, healing thing.