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Monday, August 18, 2014

Simplicity/Nothing days


 

The days we do nothing, are the days we get to appreciate all the little wonders in our lives. The days we lie too long in our beds, tangled in our covers. The days we drink an extra cup of coffee, and give extra hugs and kisses to the ones we love. The days we spend cuddled up with a book, lost in the words, all the pages dog-eared and worn. Those are the days I never wish to forget.

My sister and I had a day like this on Saturday. I had laundry to do, I needed to go workout, and things needed cleaning. But I made us coffee for her, tea for me. We sat and talked, we laughed, did our own things in the same space. That is how you recognize your friends. When you can be in the same room, doing different things, a word doesn’t need to be said to know you are just thankful. For the silence, for the nothing time, for each other.


I notice things differently when I am not rushing. Like how the sun is so gently tugging me awake, how it peers through my blinds, its rays warming me, its light challenging me to shine for the day.

I notice that my green tea smells slightly minty, that the string on the bag is a little warn, that the mug that holds it has been invited to countless nothing morning like these.

I notice that my room is a reflection of who I am. There are piles of notebooks and pens. Warm candles fill the room with a cinnamon scent.

Lizzie lies on my bed. She reads her book. She sinks into the sheets. I sit at my desk writing this. I close my eyes and can feel the gratitude in the room. And while there are interesting things happening outside, while it is a beautiful day to go explore, I am content with this nothing day. This nothing day is everything.
 

 

I’m grateful for the days where I live in nothing but the present moment. The days where I spend no time reflecting on my past, or wishing for my future, my mind is just happy to be exactly where it is. There is no place I’d rather be.

Wishing everyone a wonderful Monday xoxo

12 comments:

  1. Awesome! I loved reading that. I just got back from a busy long vacation and today is my nothing day before I have to go back to work. :) you have a way of writing that makes people want to keep reading!! :)

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    1. aw, thank you very much! And thank you for reading. I hope you had a wonderful vacation!

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  2. I LOVE nothing days :) And yes, even if it's super nice outside, it still feels good to just rest and to just be... still. I'm so glad you feel happiness!

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  3. Happy start to the week! A lovely written post - so descriptive, I feel like I was there in the room too :)

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    1. thank you, Rebecca! Wishing you a wonderful week.

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  4. What a beautiful post. That was so nice to read. Sometimes I can feel a little too restless on "nothing days"… this was a good reminder to slow down and appreciate them. It's funny, I was thinking the same thing as Rebecca.. I felt like I was in the room!

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    1. Thank you, Bonnie. I feel you, sometimes we feel like we need to do something on our days off, when we are totally entitled to just enjoy them! Thanks for reading!!

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  5. I love the beautiful bedroom. Is that one of those framed 3D Magic Eye paintings from the 1990s in there though? Do you remember those?

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  6. Jen, I totally remember those!! It is not though, it's actually just a painted photo board that I leave empty, lol. Thank you!!

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