While I know I have been on an “AD-venture” I hadn’t really realized that I what I was REALLY was doing is “venturing” out.
Take today. I attempted my first solo drive in almost 2 months. Most of this was due my “what you can count on Care is you can’t count on Care” seasons. The plan, per the powers that be, is that my first ‘venture’ could include only TWO stops. Do you realize how hard that is for a whirl-winder like me?
We live in a wild, wacky, whirl-wind world, where faster and bigger often seem better. We go for “want’ versus “need”.
The art of doing “nothing” whether by choice (yours, your body or others) is not a ‘vacation’ – it is harder work than what we might normally do in a day. Concentrating on doing nothing is not equated with being lazy.
It is about taking in a breath. It is going outside and seeing something you normally wouldn’t as you rush by. It’s about taking time to re-group; to take a look at where you are going, where you have been. It sometimes means taking a look from a different view, or two.
And when all is said and done? Your body and spirit are renewed. While the view may be a bit different, you just might realize you need (and WANT!) to do it more often! (Hopefully, by YOUR choice!)
BTW: In case you are wondering – I made it home safe and sound on DRY ALAKSA PAVEMENT! (Can someone PLEASE send us back our winter?! 53 degrees is ridiculous! Our grass is GREEN!!)
Care Tuk is a nationally known speaker, educator, and retreat/workshop leader. She has been a school, hospital, and home health occupational therapist for more than 30 years. She has been named as a Top Business Woman in America and recognized for her work with youth, disability outreach and awareness, and the American Cancer Society.