Take some time to simply Be

“There is a temperate zone in the mind,
between luxurious indolence and exacting work;
and it is to this region, just between laziness and labor,
that summer reading belongs.”

~ Henry Ward Beecher

Photo: Ken Teegardin / Fundable.org (Creative Commons Flickr)

Summer hours spent reading and thinking. Necessary indolence, I say. Photo: Ken Teegardin / Fundable.org (Creative Commons Flickr)

“The sun comes up, it’s a new day dawning…” My windows are open, birds are chattering, it is not raining. Ah, the glories of a summertime morning!

Whatever may pass and whatever lies before me
Let me be singing when the evening comes.”

~ Matt Redman, 10,000 Reasons

In all your summer planning, don’t forget to make time for “nothing.” Quiet time, reading time, time to simply be. Our workaday cadence keeps us frantic and occupied. This summer, look for a quiet hammock…

Laura Hile (1)


6 thoughts on “Take some time to simply Be

    1. Laura Hile

      I could do with the gentle ocean breeze and shade from palm trees, too. The lawn chair and a white noise machine (for the sound of waves) is the best I can do. Happy Monday, Jen!


    1. Laura Hile

      Today I am cleaning house. As in, move-the-sofa-away-from-the-wall-and-vacuum kind of cleaning. Normal people do not tear everything up at once! Bit by bit it’s looking better, but man, do I want some hammock time!

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