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Sometimes you just have to relax

Posted on: November 2, 2008


This turned out to be one of those weekends that was all about sleeping in, enjoying a few treats, and generally hanging out together. Life gets so busy around here at times that we don’t often get time like this. It was nice to wake up each morning and say “What do you want to do today?” No places we had to be, no schedule we had to follow. Just time to be.

Meditation has helped me slow life down a bit, but I guess I’ve been a bit more caught up in other things the past month. Things that really just aren’t as important when I stop and take stock of my life. While I enjoy my work and generally find it fulfilling, the people (and dogs) in my life are what matter most. The connections to those I care about and who care about me count more in the end than how many presentations I do, articles I write, committees I serve on, etc. All that will pass away eventually. The memories that I cherish the most always have to do with the people I love.

Sometimes I lose sight of that. But I was reminded again this weekend where my main priorities are. These times with DH are precious because of the separations. Maybe I’m lucky in some ways because I realize this and the distance helps me keep a better perspective. Whatever it is, this was a weekend full of moments that will give me warmth.

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1 Response to "Sometimes you just have to relax"

Yup! It’s almost the Buddhist idea of mindfulness, being intentionally in the moment and cherishing it, no matter what the moment is. Even the crazy-busy times can be good, if we’re mindfully present… especially if we’re mindfully present with the ones we cherish. 🙂

Yay for a great weekend!

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