Here in the Midwest, it’s finally summer and the urge to get busy is overwhelming.
Finally, no need to worry about snow covering the roads and making travel hazardous.
Finally days that seem to last two days.
Finally the garden is growing, flowers blooming.
It’s hot and humid during the day while cool breezes blow come at night.
There are festivals every weekend that you just need to attend. So many events, so little time.
I know that I feel like I have to cram everything into the summer and fall before winter howls down from the north and covers the land in darkness.
That’s why I’m inviting you to just stop already.
One fine summer morning, or evening, or anytime you want, take the time to do nothing.
Just sit still and feel the summer wrapping you in warmth.
Appreciate the summer sun bringing nutrients to the garden.
Sit at the end of a dock and listen to the waves, marvel at the beauty before you.
Take your coffee out onto the deck or into the backyard. Just sit and be grateful.
Yes, these summer days are filled with all sorts of busyness.
But deliberately make time for nothing.
Make time for the chance to do absolutely nothing at all.
“Nothing” time is my favorite time.
Nothing planned. Nowhere to go.
I always have things that need to get done.
I can find that anywhere.
Breathe in. Breathe out.
Doing nothing is enough.
Then begin your day.