Sunday, July 3, 2011

Summertime and the living is easy

Summertime and the living is easy, so says the old song.
School is out, families head for the beach or the mountain, hopefully we recharge.
Everyday life can be so consuming, so busy, and go by so fast. We need to stop, to step back, to examine the direction we're going in, to rest and renew, to reconnect with people, with nature, with God.

We do a poor job of it in this country. Our holdover Puritan work effort makes us feel guilty if we do.
I confess I am as guilty as anyone else. Especially in the last 9 months I, and many others, have been go, go, go. As if being a spouse, parent, grandparent, child of a parent, and nurse were not enough, we became union organizers too!
Every one of those roles is important, and worthy of our time and energy, but ......

Find some time to kick back. Don't feel guilty about it, it is vital to our well being. All our responsibilities will wait, and if we're rested, we'll handle them better.

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