Tuesday, 19 April 2011
Today I had a lovely walk in the sunshine of two hours including coffee break, with just one other person. Came back and faffed and footled for an hour before taking my (green salad) lunch out into the garden to eat on my green and white swing seat.
It was blissful. And after lunch I MADE myself lie on the swing seat for another half hour, not writing, not on the computer, not listening to the radio just looking at all the shades of green in my back garden and glinting in the eyes of one of my cats, who was sitting on the back of the swing seat.
(Until she burrowed under my - green - cotton jumper)
Then I came indoors and wrote a book review.
But I'm quite proud of that half hour. I am not very good at living in the moment and enjoying the now, even though I realise I am greatly blessed in my life, love, family and work. It's my birthday tomorrow and just for today I thought I would rejoice - nay, wallow - in the pleasure of lying in a green garden on a sunny day, without feeling any guilt. It worked!
May you all know many such moments.