It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Chapter 2, Page 18, Book 09

Practicing relaxation techniques can help calm our days when they get too stressful. It's easy to miss out on enjoying a day in our life if our minds are filled with worrisome thoughts and our bodies are tense with stress. A day lived is not coming back and we should not lose it in this way

There is however, a true music of nature - the song of the birds, the whisper of leaves, the ripple of waters upon a sandy shore, the wail of wind or sea.
John Lubbock (1834-1913)


If you are stressed and unhappy that is time stolen from you and your loved ones. Minutes add up to hours, and hours add up to days. Don’t let those precious minutes slip away.

Even if we have to take extra steps every day to make it so, it is worth it.

When we spend time outside with a little sun on our heads this causes a chain reaction of healing to happen in our bodies. It’s also been proven that sunlight helps to lift depression and mellow out anxiety. Maybe this is why I love camping so much. I’m cooped in an office way too much and love the outdoors.

I listened to an interview on the radio on my way home from work yesterday. A man was telling about how he had totally burnt himself out with his busy life style.

He said when we are young we have so much energy it is easy just to keep on doing and not taking time for rest. Your body has lots to give, but it is also borrowing energy that you might need in the future too.

Take time to rest, and destress and enjoy life. Time does go by too fast .


The Nylons - This Island Earth
If you’re lookin’ for a miracle open your eyes
There was one this morning just about sunrise
Dawn came breakin’ like a wave on the sea
And it’s there for you and me

Look for the miracles around you.
Take time to really look at the beauty and power of a sunrise.
Take joy in the brilliant colors that are painted across the sky

‘On Ya’-ma


Kath said...

The gentleman on the radio spoke a lot of truth.I was once told by my OT for depresion,staring at the lighted reading lamp on dull miserable days helps,silly as it may seem it does,so yes all things bright like the sunshine do us good with added rest.Enjoy your workday if possible.Oh how I pray you can enjoy your retirement when it arrives.Take Care God Bless Kath xx

Sybil said...

It is so true Ma, we all live in such a hurried world...It is good to just stop and breathe the air. Now that the mornings are getting a bit lighter I try to stand on the top step and take tiem to take a deep breathe and listen to the wee birds who are staring to chirrup and search for nesting places.
Much Love Sybil x