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

Author Unknown

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Chapter 6, Page 13, Book 15

If you do what you love, it is the best way to relax.

Christian Louboutin

June 13 - love relaxes

Isn’t summer supposed to be footloose and fancy-free?

There is a disease called Being Busy, that takes a lot of fun out of a peaceful summertime day. Busyness and stress can heat up quicker than the summer sun. But it is possible to stay cool on the inside. We can let our overheated minds cool down by focusing for a while on our hearts and their capacity for love, courage, appreciation, wisdom and connection.

Remember to :  Enjoy, Relax and Prepare

Enjoy the outdoors.  Spending time in the fresh air is good for you.  We all need to do something for ourselves every day. It could be as simple as ten quiet free minutes doodling or enjoying a glass of iced tea. Make some ‘me' time.

Relax and  Laugh. It’s the best medicine. It helps relax the heart, and adds to your enjoyment of life.  Remember too that good night’s rest can lower your blood pressure and cholesterol levels. It’s the time when your body’s cells repair the damage from the day.

Failing to prepare is preparing to fail! Always be prepared for the day ahead.  I’ve found that the best way to do that is to spend some time each week to plan what you want to do and need to do. Whether it’s food or a beach towel,  you can be prepared for what is coming.

The picture today is of 2 of my grandsons, I call them the sunshine boys, because they always have lots of wonderful smiles.  They are on a road trip winging their way to Ohio.

It’s summertime and the living is easy…

George Gershwin.


betty said...

Bet you are looking forward to seeing your Sunshine Boys :)

So true to take time daily to relax and do something we enjoy doing. So true too that we can let the busyness of life prevent us for enjoying it if we aren't careful.


Mevely317 said...

What a great photo ... isn't that sculpture neat?!

This makes me realize I'm doing an 'ok' job of Preparing ... sometimes I take it to the extreme ... but I'm not so good at remembering to Relax and Enjoy.

jack69 said...

I like the first quote and agree 100%,
Oh YES, it must be nice to have some 'Sunshine Boys'. You have to love happy children, they are becoming rare!


Quiet time is an essential part of life.

Back Porch Writer said...

Have a great day!