Sunday, September 6, 2009
I hope you are having a lovely holiday weekend. I am spending it writing, and doing some fall cleaning. Last night people set off fireworks over the lake to celebrate the change of seasons. I've been thinking lately that as Americans we sometimes push ourselves too hard. We are raised that ambition equals success and, as the little gecko in those insurance commercials says, success equals hard work. But hard work is useless if you don't put it down sometimes and take the time to sit on the deck or patio with a cold beverage and watch the dragonflies. Or play with your kids or grand kids. While Labor day is a celebration of labor and work, in a contrary way, I think it should be a moment when you take in all the wonderful things that work brings you. So my advice to you today is to put down the writing. Step away from the computer. Let go of the guilt of not putting so many words on paper and go out- fill the well-breathe, play, live. Cheers!