Blog 2143 – 08.08.2021
Taking A Lazy Day
I was up earlier, but decided since it is Sunday and I am off work to go back to bed and catch a few more Z’s. For those of you around the world used to an earlier posting of this blog I apologize and hope you will forgive me. You have probably noticed that later postings on Saturdays and Sundays have gotten to be more regular occurrences.
I think we should all take a lazy day regularly. The hectic pace of modern life takes a toll on a body, a mind, and a heart. Just because a lifetime is symbolized on our tombstone by a dash between to dates does not mean we are suppose to live our lives always in dash mode. A leisurely stroll is often more needed and far more enjoyable than the power walks or runs we might think get us where we are going faster. What is our big hurry anyway? So often we have hardly enough time to smell the roses as it is.
All activity is not productive. The familiar adage is: “Give a lazy person a job and they will show you how to do it the easy way.” Even work done at a more moderate pace helps us make fewer mistakes and how time consuming it is to go back correct them or failing to the quality of our work stuffers. Those of us long indoctrinated in the Western Work Ethic might frown at those last couple of remarks a bit but there is a certain wisdom in the “take it easy” approach. We have told ourself “life is hard, get used to it” so long that we really believe it. When the opposite is true or can be. Life is what we make.
I am with Frank on this one. I think we should make it Nice and take it Easy – Nice and Easy, the perfect combo. Chill-ax, dear friends. You deserve a break today. I recall one of my dad’s favorite lines especially after he retired was, “Gone fishin’, not just a wishin’.” Real fishermen don’t worry about catching anything, they just enjoy a lazy day on the water or on the bank under a shade tree taking it nice and easy. I intend to enjoy this lazy day. How about you join me. This is the day that we and the Lord have made. We should rejoice in it.
Your friend and fellow traveler,
Nice and Easy