Thursday, May 22, 2008

Simply Thursday by Angie Ledbetter

"Success is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well." ~ Jim Rohn

Ah, just an ordinary day toward the end of a week. But today feels different. There's a slight cool breeze (weird for May in Louisiana), the kids are at school taking their very last finals, and my husband's at work. I've got a bit of free time and the possibility of a nap. All good things, especially the quiet. Man, how my priorities have changed.

It seems like just a few years ago that a nap would've been the very last thing I'd have looked forward to. Or quiet time. Or being able to imagine my kids old enough to be out of the house without me. But life's one big old circle, and I've gone back to enjoying some of the same things I once did as a young child -- including the naps.

I will not squander my free and quiet time on this Thursday which has no appointments or plans penciled on my calendar. I'll work on my manuscript, maybe putter out on the patio a bit, read a few chapters of the book I'm currently lost in, take a long bubble bath, and yes...go for that nap. I don't consider these unexciting things a waste of time, but a recharging of batteries.

Today is simply Thursday. Today is a simple Thursday. I'm grateful!


Nannette Croce said...

I wonder who created the term "wasting time?" Probably the Puritans.

Anonymous said...

Quiet time alone, seems a pattern is being established here. Having worked alone for the better part of 28 years, alone time is great. The best part is when the crowds come back, you will be ready.

Barbara Quinn said...

Oh, I love those days when you can hunker down and do nothing. We all need time to recharge the batteries!

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