Soaking It In

download (1)We are in the deep freeze. It is minus 17 Fahrenheit with a wind chill of minus 30. It is a day to stay warm and cozy. A day to stay at home and drink hot tea.

After dropping our reluctant children at their respective schools this morning, Simon and I decided that we would ward off the cold with breakfast at our favourite restaurant. We had a great meal and thoroughly enjoyed our time together without our kids dividing and demanding our attention.

As we were driving home I could feel a long list of to-do’s building in my head. Simon was heading back to his office and I was heading home to get my 2014 life launched. I had weeks of e-mail to deal with, clients to contact, invoices to send, appointments to schedule and work to get started for the New Year.

No more messing around, it was time to roll up my sleeves and get busy.

cartoon-sun-hiWhen I walked into our house it was flooded with brilliant morning sun and it was so beautiful it almost took my breath away. I was still chilly from the cold ride home so I decided to sit in the sunshine at the dining room table to get down to work.

I really did intend to work. But the sun was so warm and so glorious on my face that I just had to close my eyes and soak it in. And then I just had to get a pillow so that I could comfortably rest my head in the life-giving rays. And, having gone that far, I decided to just surrender to the moment and allowed myself to be swept into a peaceful, warm and meditative state.

I have no idea how long I lay there with my head on our dining room table. It really doesn’t matter. What matters is that when I came-to I felt warm and connected and happy. I felt like I had been on holiday. I felt peaceful. I had allowed myself to lean into the moment and just accept what was being offered.

And I still got all my work done today. I just did it with a beautiful warmth in both body and soul.

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