Friday, May 29, 2009

Blessings Friday: Respite Time

Today I’m meeting a friend for lunch and then a whole weekend of nothing scheduled is ahead, definitely a novelty for me.

© June Scroggin, All Rights Reserved (Taken at Tucson Botanical Gardens on Memorial Day)

The main drain to my time and, therefore, my energy is my tendency to schedule every hour. I’m my own calendar-enemy. Realizing all the free time ahead, I instinctively started making a list of things to do.

But sometimes you’ve got to just stop—be open to the gift given you. This came home to me yesterday when I fell asleep for an unscheduled 3-hour nap. My exhaustion level has obviously reached its max.

This weekend’s free time is an unscheduled blessing and I’m grateful for this respite. I hope your weekend is restful, too.


Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

June, there is a Portuguese proverb that I love: "How wonderful it is to do nothing, and then rest afterward."

Sometimes we need to do nothing and rest! The spirit and the mind need time to dream and relax and let things "come what may"!

I hope you have a wonderful lunch and a very restful weekend!

Hugs, Pat

calamity kim said...

yes- we have been gogogogogoing! and yesterday we both took a nap and that's super rare for me and the Mr never ever takes naps! Its the heat too, I think!
Are y'all going someplace cool this summer? NC? I am going up to Pittsburgh for 2 weeks next month- my older sister lives there and she usually comes down here (for the beach) but I am going up there. I hope we can see some cool stuff- art galleries and museums and stuff.
anyway, just stopped by to say hi!

Lena said...

Oh, I'm so glad that you've decided to do "nothing". We have to leave room within our lives for the unexpected pleasures.


Beth said...

Naps are so wonderful - good for you!! I hope you enjoy your schedule-free weekend. It's fun when the possibilities are endless.

Diane Schuller said...

June I am so very pleased you are taking this gift of time and using it as a gift. I have always wondered how on earth you manage with all that you do and are up to! May this be a fully rejuvenating weekend for you -- so very well deserved!

Gumbo Lily said...

I hope it was truly restful and rejuvenating.


Thimbleanna said...

Oh, you lucky girl. I think we all need a free weekend now and then, don't you? I'm exhausted after our weekend -- moving yet another child. Yay -- this round is over!

Storybook Woods said...

We all need to vegg, zone out and refresh. Enjoy, Clarice

Junie Moon said...

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