Last week, I took a day for myself. One day to do as I pleased. Mostly, I cleaned. I cleaned so very much. Yes, I cleaned because I needed to, but I also cleaned because I wanted to. I did so at such a slow place that, I can honestly say, it was enjoyable.
I cleaned to the gorgeous scent of burning candles, to the calming sounds of my favorite music. I cleaned with pauses in between… pauses to play with my cat, to make soup, to lay down and close my eyes, while the sounds and scents that swirled around me lifted me up and away. I cleaned and I rearranged, taking pieces of decor and displaying them in new ways that made my heart happy. I hung a shirt on my wall… a shirt that I got in Thailand, and then I paused for a moment to reflect on that trip… as well as the other memories that came flooding in along with it. I may have shed a tear.
On this day, I mostly cleaned, but cleaning was the furthest thing from what this day was all about. It was about being alone, hanging out with myself, and just being. For hours on end I communicated with no one but my darling cat. It was one of the best days I’ve had in a long, long time. It was refreshing, relaxing, and rejuvenating… and I urge you all to do the same. Take a day for yourself. A day to do something, or a day to do nothing. A day to spend how you want, to be really productive or not at all. A day that’s sole purpose is to make you enjoy every moment. Because it’s days like this that make you realize… you can find enjoyment in every moment of every day; in everything you do.
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