Here are those rest and relaxation in the middle of summer time quotes I promised.
“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under the trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.” – Sir John Lubbock
Sir John sounds as if he knew how to focus in on the important moments of life. Of course I’d have to have bug spray or I’d be busy the next day scratching chiggers. Oh yeah, and if I didn’t sneak off and leave my dog behind, he’d be right in my face licking me or sitting on top of me. A big 95 pound lab sitting on you doesn’t lend itself to relaxation. But it does sound like a delicious afternoon’s pasttime.
Here’s the next one. It’s from a “Sir” too. Guess they had the leisure to think about leisure.
“Let us not hurry so in our pace of living that we lose sight of the art of living.” – Sir Frances Bacon
I’m trying not to do that. I’m trying to remember to enjoy the precious present. A moment with a grandchild. A new flower in the pasture. Those white clouds Sir John was talking about chasing across a blue sky. Hope you have a restful week and enjoy the moment that you are in. I love summer even when it’s hot. But then I love Spring and Fall and even Winter. And I’m going to love August this year. See, here I am hurrying on past July, but I’m anxious to have my new book, The Outsider, out on the store shelves or maybe I should say in readers’ hands. And I’m anxious to hold my new twin grandsons. Who wouldn’t look forward to August with those kinds of promises waiting? But I won’t hurry it along. I won’t need to. The days hurry by fast enough on their own. Enjoy!