Sometimes it’s good to take a day off from getting things done, bettering yourself, examining your history for clues and causes of dysfunction, making a to-do list and then measuring self-worth by checking things off. Take a day off from self-improvement, home-improvement, and making the world a better place. Take a day off from feeling annoyed, outraged, saddened by the world we live in. Take a day off from keeping up with the news.(If you’re up to any of those things in the first place.)
Now and then it good to take a pause in seeking, pursuing, trying, achieving – and just be happy and grateful. Allow yourself a day of joy, delight, and wonder.
April 13th, 2021 was such a day. Rest and reset. Take a breath. Enjoy nature. Enjoy an outing. Enjoy life. Do it for no reason other than to relax and have fun and appreciate something beautiful.
Here are a few images of the Tulip Festival, in Woodburn, Oregon. Sure, the harsh winter was still evident from all the downed trees and branches along the road to get there, but flowers are blooming, birds are moving, trees are on the verge of bursting with new leaves. There’s a sweetness to life when I remember to slow down and appreciate it.
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