Monday, May 25, 2015

Motivational Monday


REST IS NOT IDLENESS, 
AND TO LIE SOMETIMES ON THE GRASS
UNDER THE TREES ON A SUMMER'S DAY,
LISTENING TO THE MURMUR OF WATER,
OR WATCHING THE CLOUDS 
FLOAT ACROSS THE BLUE SKY,
IS BY NO MEANS WASTE OF TIME.
(Sir John Lubbock)

Ahhh.... 

Permission to relax?

Granted!

40 comments:

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    1. Good for you, Alex! I wish I was better at it than I am....

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  2. After yesterday (playing in the pool with my nephews), I need to rest my sore body. Ouch! :)

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  3. It is a perfect way to relax. Living in the country makes it especially quiet and peaceful.

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  4. It took me a long time to understand that bit of wisdom.

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    1. I understand it, but I'm not doing so well putting it into action.

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  5. was looking back through your May quotes (love them) and saw your IWSG post - how's the progress? =)
    yay for relaxing and ha haha for the English degrees!
    thanks for sticking with me!

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    1. Thanks for going back and reading all those posts!

      Definitely making progress on the house. On the writing, not as much as I'd like, but there's still the whole summer. :)

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  6. Thanks, I'll get on that this afternoon. *sticks head out door* Okay, maybe I'll wait for a sunny day. :-)

    Anna from Elements of Writing

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  7. We all need more of this. Hope you had a great weekend!

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    1. I did have a good weekend, although I spent more time doing things like unpacking boxes, etc, than fun stuff but I still managed to enjoy it. :)

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  8. Oh yes, I agree. It is so nice just to lay on the grass and look up at the clouds and see yourself touching the funny shapes of cumulus clouds as you let your mind drift wherever it wants to go.
    Shalom,
    Patricia

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    1. I love watching the clouds! I need to - want to! - do it more often.

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  9. I need to do some relaxing. Nothing wrong with being alone and quiet with your own thoughts...something I don't do enough.

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  10. We all should relax and just enjoy summer every day for at least a little while!

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    1. That's a great idea, Stephanie. Taking at least a few minutes every day this summer to enjoy it, to relax, to rest, is something I'm going to aim for.

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  11. There is wonderful power in the rest and rejuvenation of imagination. Great quote!

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    1. Love this - "the rest and rejuvenation of imagination." :)

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  12. I think all adults should do this at least once a week!

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  13. Love the poem. That sounds like heaven and definitely not a waste of time.

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  14. Love the poem, Madeline. How have you been?

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