Tuesday, January 5, 2010

I'm going to the YMCA (sing along.... )

Up early this morning to be at the Y by 5:30am. I've been doing this since November- so it doesn't have the feel of a resolution- more of a routine..

Love getting up early in the morning, when no one else is stirring and the world is peaceful and still. The snow outside is beautiful- the dogs have been loving having the whole world to themselves to frolic and sniff. The youngster refuses to come in- she is the spoiled child of the family. I watch from the warmth of the house as she pushes snow with her nose and dives at imaginary prey.

Started the morning with a book of Psalms. Now that is something I hope to have the discipline to do everyday. It sets my mind.

I've noticed something at the Y, watching the weight lifters. Don't laugh- my favorite machine just happens to face their space. Anyway- I have noticed that these incredibly buff individuals spend a heck of a lot of time.... resting. I never knew. They lift, they huff, they puff, and then they..... rest. They take time to what? recover? prepare? I don't know, but I've been thinking about that as I go about my day. See a patient- give myself a little time to "rest" Put on music while driving, stop my mind from whirling long enough to get quiet. It's helped my days. I hope it will help yours.

I'm off...

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  1. HI Sally,
    Just wanted to hop over and say hi and thank you for visiting my blog. Nice to "meet" you.

  2. Great observation and great advice. Sometimes, I have to quiet my mind in order to later actually hear what I'm thinking.

    Straight From Hel

  3. Hi Karen- thanks for stopping by

    Watching the weight lifters is a rather fun way to observe life :)

  4. You are taking care of yourself. What a great thing.

  5. trying JW, now doing a great job, but trying :)

  6. Isn't that time of day the most special. I get up to pray and write at 5:00 A.M.. It is when I get the most done. I love it.

    I guess you see a lot of folks. Their derrieres and all, I mean. :0)

  7. LOL
    I love the early morning Robyn- and the middle of the night
    anytime when the house is QUIET!

    I've been a nurse for so long, I regret to say I barely notice a derriere anymore.... after a while, they all look the same!