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Extraordinarily Calm

I feel very peaceful today.  It is the first time in a very long time that I have felt this way.  I am completely calm, despite all of the things going on in my life.  I am thankful for the things I have, and thankful that I now have time to spend with my children on the weekend.

Yesterday was great.  It was the first chance I had in a long time to spend a Saturday with my family.  We didn’t do much.  But we did relax and enjoy the company of one another.  I’m so glad my wife and I decided to keep things simple and not do much for my first weekend home with the family.  I feel more refreshed than I have in a very long time.

I think I now realize how important it is to have a balance in life.  Not only should we work hard to achieve our goals, but we should also take some time, even if it’s just a day to just relax, to just be.  After all, what’s the purpose of working and working to get to a goal you never take the time to enjoy?

I always thought in the back of my mind that slowing down and taking a break was a sign of weakness or laziness, that I should always be going at level ten.  I see now that just isn’t true.  After working hard for something or just working on improving our lives we need a moment to enjoy the fruits of our labor.  Life should not be about just rushing from one goal to the next.

And that’s it.  That’s all I have for today.  Like I said, I’m taking a break.  I’ll come back at level ten next week.

We’ll talk again…

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