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bed rest

There is a time for activity and a time for rest. With the weather changes we’ve had I have succumbed to the dampness .. mild weather followed by deep chill, then back to spring temperatures has left me with a cranky body. My bones are protesting, my sinus is having hissy fits, overall, my assessment is that I need some bed rest. There comes a time when one needs to listen to the shrillness of the inner voice.

I did get a home visit this afternoon of puppy cuteness. My little furry niece who must be about 10 weeks old now came to visit her “cousins”. Talk about happy medicine. It was a short visit, enough to have me grinning from ear to ear.

this was two weeks ago..

I sat in the empty parking lot at one of the green spaces I go too. It is a trail for horseback riding, dogs on leashes and people on bikes or walking. It was quiet, a smaller area, not one frequented by the bird watchers and families with children. I just sat there, listening to the quiet, and gathering my thoughts. I know I’ve been pushing it.. I also know that it’s time to listen to my body and rest. Mother Nature will soon have the ground covered in a dense blanket of snow.. the vegetation will rest and regroup. The animals that do so, will hibernate. Why do “we” “humans” find it so difficult to slow down and REST.

My niece expressed surprise and concern when I said ” I’m enforcing “bed rest” “… No I’m not sick, nor do I want to get sick… so… knowing my body is tired, and I am mentally weary… (it happens) I am going to practice what I “preach”.. and R E S T. No one else can do this for me =^_^=

Your smile energizes the people around you. A smile has the ability to put others at ease and give them energy. Strive to be the first to offer a smile each day to those around you.

Perfect Liberty 2020.5

Be True to yourself… no matter how you try to make yourself appear differently, you can’t alter your self worth. Just be yourself, and freely express yourself without hesitation.

Perfect Liberty 2012.31

There is a message here, this is a time of the year that can be very “stressful” in/at the best of times. Don’t ignore the signs/symptoms .. don’t put off making time for YOU.

Oyashikiri

wasted day

Not sure if I shared this picture with you yet.. but it is perfect for my self portrait. This would be a selfie of me this afternoon. What ever it conjures up, this is how I felt. I could do nothing but BE, I lay like this hunk of metal…. dormant, not willing or interested in functioning. The possibilities I’m sure were there, but.. NOTHING was going to inspire action of any kind,

Seconds turned to minutes, and the minutes to hours. ??? What was the cause of this “malady” … a necessary visit to the eye doctor .. as a diabetic I need to visit him once a year. Have my eyes checked for health reasons, it was all for a good cause… and never before in years past, have I had such a negative reaction to this nice man. We all know such visits are painless.

Its the drops. I just can’t cope with the after effect they have on me. Before my husband would be waiting for me to drive me home. However, we all know.. I now have to get home on my own.. and big baby that I was, the sun was hurting my eyes, I felt like I was trying to drive with wool over my eyes. The anxiety was acute, and I succumbed to it. There I have admitted it. The Virgo in me, hates it when I fall prey to the “baby” in me.

Good or Bad….. it is your mirror. Sincere expressions invite good results, but insincere expressions can lead to unexpected trouble.

Perfect Liberty 2020.24

Things that happen to us all have a meaning. /everything that happens to us happens for a reason. Each and every occurrence is a chance for you to improve yourself.

Perfect Liberty 2019.24

Oyashikiri

Have you ever..

a new sprout

Of course you have. This morning my “kick to my lazy self” was the familiar, why didn’t I save the pictures of previous works. to my new PC. “Cuz you are lazy, lazy, lazy” said the little voice. Sigh, I am, this is one of my lessons in life, .. the battle between the me that wants to do things “my way” and the me that then has to live with the me that doesn’t do something, BEEEE CUZ! (=^_^= a wee rant.. sorry)

I did motivate myself to go up to my husband’s lair and pack a few more bags to take away to the Goodwill. I am getting there. I am from the generation that doesn’t sit still long, we prefer being active/busy. However my body (as wee piglet pointed out) when off balance and needing rest, wants and needs REST. She may be little but she is feisty!

Work well with everyone regardless of their age or position. The opinion of those who are younger may lead to new solutions, and we can always learn from the accumulated experiences of our elders.

Perfect Liberty 2020 1.4.

Oyashikiri

lazy day

There is something to be said about a cold sunny day, when you can see the shimmering bling of the icicles as they hang from the roof edge.  I have been trying to listen to the good advice from friends, “stay in, stay out of the cold, REST”, I think I’m soon going to be able to say, its been 4 weeks now! cough, cough, splutter, sneeze, wheeze and darn I’m tired.

windows-iceThis is a much better shot of the beautiful sculptured ice.  The sky was the beckoning blue that makes me want to be outside.  I don’t care it is cold, I’m happy outside, I layer up and I’m toasty warm.. the air is so fresh, crisp and deliciously brisk.

Thanks for the great feedback on the Sludge project, thought I’d show you a sneak peek.

sludge-part-2.

This is a piece of a cover that I was very taken with.  I liked it so much I kept the magazine for ages.  Doing these “Art” journals has given me a new way to display and keep the pictures I like, without keeping a whole magazine.  Eventually some time in the future, I will add to the pages.. this is the fun of it all.. there is no rush, no deadlines, just a great way to have quality time with myself doing “stuff” I like.

PL Precept #1   Life is Art

PL Precept # 18  Each Moment is a Turning Point

Make each moment count, enjoy being alive, be grateful, and appreciate that God is in your life…

PL Precept #11   Always be with God

When we live with love in our hearts…it is so much easier to express ourselves.

PL Precept #2   To live is to Express One’s Self.

Oyashikiri

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Enthusiasm

Enthusiasm

PL lesson for yesterday was – Act with Enthusiasm – it was something I just couldn’t get enthusiastic about, until I read further, “If you put your whole heart into whatever you do, you will be able to appreciate any task at hand.”
Hmmm – yup I could do that, my objective for the day was to do as little as possible, In the afternoon I actually took a lie down, not to sleep, but to do nothing..
I did doze, but with no telly, no phone,no PC, no radio, I soon drifted into what my mother used to call “daydreaming”
It was nice.
It was rewarding, it was calming and peaceful.
My body rested, and best of all my mind had a holiday away from news,weather and sports. If you get my drift.
My lesson yesterday. enthusiasm = being in the moment and doing it whole-heartedly =^_^=

LOL – I looked at today’s lesson, ‘Just be Yourself”  that’s me…. easy peasy.  What are your plans for today?  Are you making time for yourself during this busy time of the year?           LIFE IS ART.

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photos are from Second Life (SL) -photographer Q

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