So many people are weighed down with worry and stress today! One thing that can help us relax and recharge our energies, is to prioritize time spent with our friends. We get so focused on being serious, responsible adults, that we often put off non-productive activities. These can be the very activities we need to help give our lives balance!
This morning, I met a friend for coffee, and then a walk along our local boat marina. Eva is 84 yrs. old, and walks slowly, with the aid of a cane. Her mind is so lively and quick, though, and she’s interested in, and passionate about, all facets of life. She, also, has a wonderful sense of humor! We’re always so busy talking and laughing when we get together, that time just flies by.
I love being around her, and always come away feeling re-energized and full of good spirits. Eva is an amazing person, and I’ve learned so much from her! I’m in awe of her wisdom and inner strength. And even though she’s been through many hard times, these experiences haven’t stolen her zest for life! She enriches the lives of anyone lucky enough to know her.
I could have chosen to stay home and do serious adult things, like laundry, paperwork, etc., instead of meeting a friend. Those things were still here waiting for me when I got back, but the time I spent away allowed me to tackle them with renewed energy.
If you’re feeling too stressed by life, pick up the phone and invite a friend to go do something fun and relaxing. There are always going to be grown-up responsibilities to deal with, but there’s nothing wrong with taking a timeout from them. Give it a try, and watch the stress melt away!
Until next time,