Thursday, August 21, 2008

In the Slow Lane

I have lived this week in slow motion. A whole new experience for me. The school buses are running… the stores are full of people realizing that hurricane season is just really getting cranked up…the discipline of fall schedules is kicking up in August (the new September). And I have wanted to sleep and read. I do have to work, and I’ve been going through the motions without my usual energy.

I could possibly attribute the lassitude to hormones. Mine are doing some wacky things for sure. It may have something to do with a very quiet house, with Cupcake’s bedroom empty for the first time in 18 years.

I pulled out a book this morning that Uncommon Blonde gave me in the week before her wedding. Quite timely, since we are just a week away from favorite son’s wedding. There are lots of snippets that are bursting with encouragement and wisdom. You should gift yourself with this book:
Put On Your Dancin’ Shoes
Proverbs and Promises for Women Who Want to Live Well

It says to savor the present moment. I will. Today I will do good to myself and to others. I get to go get my hair cut and highlighted this morning. That’s doing good to myself. I will trust the opportunity to do good to others will present itself and that I will have eyes to see. I know my energy will return. In the meantime, I’ll slow dance slowly.

Today's snippet from this book is on Success .

When asked to name his greatest accomplishment in life,
he replied: “My children still come home to see me. “
-Former President George H. W. Bush


Merrie said...

Oh my goodness... have you been at my house? I think this is universal right now. This time of year makes me want to withdraw from life.
I'll get the book because I need to celebrate life!
I love the quote - Yes, my children do love to come here!
Blessings on your son's wedding!

Chatty Kelly said...

I LOVE the Bush quote. wow.

Good luck on your new 'do!

You have lots of changes going in your life right now, it's okay to slow down and breathe deeply a little bit. Best wishes.

Elizabethd said...

Nice to have you visit me in France! I shall come back here again.