Take Time to Breathe

Busy Times July Calendar by Mec @ Clker.com
Busy Times July Calendar by Mec @ Clker.com

On Sunday we were coming to the end of what had been a busy week. Something to do every day of the previous week, plus a weekend scheduled to the hilt.

Trying to catch up on emails and reading, I reached my limit. Something had to give.

Thoughts of our backyard kept niggling at me. A comfy place to sit, an iced coffee, sunlight and shadows in our mini-forest, and a good book. Summer comes slowly to the Pacific Northwest but when she finally arrives, Summer is glorious here!

I followed my inclination to stop what I was doing and allowed my thoughts to take over. I headed outdoors.

Because of the slow start to the season, our garden isn't blooming up to par with others, especially since we live in a mini-forest. Yet, lush greens abound and a few colors are beginning to fill empty spots.

As I settled into my chair and looked all around me, I took a deep breath and realized this was just what I needed.

What do you do when it all seems too much?

Try taking time to breathe.

Where I ended up for a breather on Sunday.
Where I ended up for a breather on Sunday.