The book says,
Your bookshelves need dusting, the dishes in the sink still stand dirty, the floor needs mopping, and you haven't even gotten around to doing the laundry, but you need a moment to deflect or discharge the worries of the day.
Take that time to indulge in something that makes you feel peaceful and relaxed.
For example, sit in a rocker and gaze at a vase of fresh flowers on the kitchen counter. Walk into your garden and inspect your plants for new blossoms and blooms or green shoots. Drop some bread crumbs for the pigeons and mourning doves. Fill the bird feeder with seed for the yellow finches. Feel the wind on your face, the sun on your back, and freshness of a new moment imbued with tranquility.
Look what has been visiting one of my bird feeders lately? A beautiful woodpecker. Each and every day I am visited by this woodpecker to the trees in my yard or to one of the birdfeeders. Some people see the woodpecker as destructive and pests. I see them as neither. To the American Indian, the woodpecker brings us good medicine.
The woodpecker speaks of not being hard-headed because they are able to use their beak to peck at trees. Woodpecker is telling us that even if something seems difficult to do, not to give up. To do what works, even if it is unconventional. To set your own pace, your own rhythm.
Just For Today: I am spending today doing nothing.
From the Book: Live Happy
picture: one of my bird feeders