How many times have you struggled to get through the day, wanting to just ignore the work on your desk and put your head down and fall asleep for just a few minutes? How many times have you, instead of giving in to your body’s needs, reached for that cup of coffee, bottle of soda, or sugary snack? In all likelihood, you are doing more harm than good. Yes, gone are the days when we came home from kindergarten and were made to take naps. Today’s world is full of hustle and bustle, rarely taking the time to rejuvenate and refresh ourselves, but all that hurried folly doesn’t meant that we should ignore our need for rest throughout the day. Many famous people took naps: Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison, John F. Kennedy, Winston Churchill, Eleanor Roosevelt, and John D. Rockefeller, to name a few. I find it hard to believe that these people are wrong.
Spring is in the air in the Pacific Northwest with Summer quickly moving in, and with it comes the dreaded “spring cleaning.” Indoors, it’s a time for me to move the furniture around, hunt down those dust-bunnies, and deep clean. In backyard, I see weeds that need to be pulled, patio furniture that that needs to be scrubbed with OxiClean, and concrete that needs to be power washed. The list gets longer the more I look around. When will I have the time, along with my day job, mom job, blog job, etc. to do all of this? Furthermore, do I really want to do it?
Luna, on the other hand, took this past week as an opportunity to show me what life is all about.
Did you ever stop and think that our dogs really know how to live life right?
Recently, I was watching Luna run around in the yard, and realized that my dog could teach me a thing or two; I just had to pay attention.