When is the last time you took a day to yourself without guilt? The universe decided to rain for two days straight in Colorado Springs area, washing out a golf course that I was going to play at for the first time. Well, I chose to enjoy the day, however it went – versus rush back to work. Everyone else is at work so it’s me for the day. I woke up with intention of going to the office – however while working out at 5:30am – I thought why rush back. How often do I have a clear calendar to just time my time with anything? So, without guilt or hesitation, I enjoyed a day at home. Coming home and enjoying a hot cup of coffee, reviewing emails and social media, the sunshine was shining – so great to see after a week of grey days. You would never believe that I grew up in Seattle with 250+ days of grey and rainy days – I’m no longer used to that – this girl runs on sunshine! And knowing I had things to do, I started in on my list. Yes, it wasn’t a full FREE day, it was a day to get caught up at a slower pace. I sent emails off, I went through work to-dos, picked up around the house and did a little grocery shopping at Costco to prepare for a weekend trip. Throughout the day, I thought will I pay for this later? Taking today to be whatever it’s going to be. And finally, I realized, no, I won’t. I accomplished more today being off and getting little things done – like assembling a bathroom fixture that’s been sitting in my room for three weeks – than if I went golfing and rushed through the afternoon. Waking up today, I feel happy, calm, and well rested after taking a day.
These days don’t present themselves often, so when you can, seize the day. It is the universe’s present to you.
Why do you think they call the present, the present, because there ain’t no better gift than now. ~Kenny Chesney