Friday, October 11, 2013

Taking Time

We rush around every day to the next task and seldom
 stop to just do nothing at all. 
The beauty is in nothingness, if you know how to look at it.
 I like being alone. And I like the tv off. And I Iike to just sit and watch
leaves falling from trees and I like the radio off in the car sometimes. 
I don't always like to continuously be thinking. 
You have to turn it off sometimes.
It's that way with your computer, and your smart phones and GPS and
all the other things that interrupt life.  You need to turn it off sometimes.
Children are dying for their parents attention. Turn it all off and look 
at that beautiful thing you created. It won't be there for long and
trust me you will be wishing you'd turned your eyes and ears on them
because they'll grow up and out. 
You can be in a room with someone and not have to say one word and
it can be beautiful and say everything that words don't need to.
My daughter and I had a day together today, just the two of us.
We watched a few House Hunters episodes. We watched the leaves
falling outside the big front window.
She worked on her scrapbook and I put family pictures on Facebook for my 
dear husbands family. 
We sat at the breakfast table talking and listening to good music: Zac Brown, Nora Jones, Ray Lamontagne, Jack Johnson. 
There wasn't a lot to it, but it meant the world. 
Connect without having to entertain or purchase anything. 
Just be together.
It's not just good for them. It's good for you, too!