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A Day On

While I enjoy traveling for vacation, my favorite days off are days spent at home with no schedule, no meetings, no clock. Today I slept in (6 am is sleeping in with Lily), went for a 7 mile run (3 miles with the girls), gave Lily a bath, brushed Molly, drove to the credit union with Lily holding her head out the window, took a nap and read a new book. Simple and routine activities that give us quiet moments as we move through them.

On the run, we saw a caterpiller on the path and a few steps later a bald eagle in the tree. The birds were singing and squirrels were chasing each other – it was like a Disney movie. We ran for the mere joy of it – no rush, 65 degrees with a gentle breeze and the sun reflecting off the lake. These are more than “days off” – they really are my “days on” where I let the day unfold and recalibrate my perspective, flowing from one minute to the next. There is a restorative effect to these days. They reminder us to stay “on” what’s really important when the noise turns back up and others try define our priorities for us. Mark your calendar now for your “days on” – no one will do it for you.

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  1. Sounds amazing! Glad you enjoyed your days on!

    March 19, 2012
  2. Jeanne DeMartino #

    Sounds like a perfect day on! Glad you enjoy your time the girls and nature.

    March 19, 2012
  3. What a beautiful day for you!! 🙂

    March 19, 2012
  4. Your run sounds so nice. I love your blog. Thanks for your wise words. I will mark my “days on”.

    March 20, 2012
  5. Sounds like a magical day (-: Can’t wait to have an ‘on day’ myself! Bless

    March 20, 2012
  6. I used to do 5 mile runs. 7 miles? That’s very time consuming, more than anything. Wow, power! You must be in pretty good shape. I miss running, thinking of joining a gym for that very reason. I just moved to an apartment 2 weeks ago, the complex and surrounding streets aren’t safe for me to jog on.
    Love that you’re a dog lover. I don’t have room for a dog, haven’t in a long time. I substitute by having a pet guinea pig or two, my 2nd fave pet animal.
    You’re a nature buff, I see. Also very cool. You sound like you’d love some Ralph Waldo Emerson, if you don’t love him already, with the way you love prose and nature. Or, better yet, Robert Frost.
    Thanks for liking my posts. You rock, your blogs are interesting, keep it up!

    March 20, 2012
  7. Sounds like a perfect day.

    March 21, 2012
  8. I love the image of the “Disney movie” you helped place in my mind. What a wonderful busy day.

    March 22, 2012

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