Gratitude Monday

Life is too short to spend sitting on your ass, right? I try and get as much living squeezed in as I can — though I have a long way to go to get where I want to be — mainly so that come the deathbed I don’t feel like I left anything in the tank. A full time job, adult responsibilities, financial realities, my own inertia, etc. tend to lure me away from doing many of the things that make me a pleasurable person to be around. So I do my best.

Nonetheless, it gets tiring, and being a bit under the weather doesn’t help. So I’m grateful for days like Sunday: hours spent really not doing much of anything. Call it what you want; resting, “sharpening the saw,” whatever. I watched a live KISS concert on TV, organized some other stuff, kept an ear on football . . . just a whole lot of glorious nothing. Experience tells me this will translate to more enthusiasm as the week unfolds.

That’s worth getting up for in the morning.

I’m curious to know what other people do to try and recharge the batteries, and how often it’s necessary?



Author: Chris

Chris La Tray is a writer, a walker, and a photographer. He is an enrolled member of the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians and lives in Missoula, MT.

14 thoughts on “Gratitude Monday”

  1. I’m basically living and breathing publishing/ writing all day long. To compensate, I usually take walks during the day and watch mindless television-one show-in the evening. That’s about it.

  2. We try to spend one day on our weekend doing nothing. During the week since hubby works nights I get to unwind alone after work and I do that with a combo of knitting, reading or watching TV. After I take Scarface for his walk.

  3. If I can’t go for a little walkabout, I love my Sunrise Earth DVDs when I want some peace. Great locations and the only sounds are from whatever’s happening in the natural setting. Helps clear my mind of the all the “noise” and organize thoughts. Not too distracting to have on in the background if I want to read. Bonus: the cats become fascinated with some of them. đŸ˜‰

    1. I don’t even know what that is, Sunrise Earth, but it sounds cool enough. I’ve been trying to cruise through the final couple hours of the day with new MOTORHEAD but the freakin’ phone keeps ringing.

  4. I enjoy writing and have to tear myself away from the laptop. But I find that spending a couple hours talking F2F with a friend really clears away the mental fog and brightens the day. Doing nothing, though, is a lost art with me. I get really restless.

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