Wednesday evening, after a day filled with non-stop This and That and Then Some, I gave myself permission to sit down on the back deck for a minute or twenty as the sun was going down.
On the neighbor-across-the-creek's dock post, after a day filled with fishing, wading, preening, squawking, and his own version of This and That and Then Some, a heron was doing the same thing.
Giving himself permission to just sit.
Friends from my office visited me in Mathews recently and confirmed that just sitting and being in my back yard is all that's needed to reduce blood pressure.
(I didn't need a reminder, it's just nice to hear from new people.)
Of course Regular Life insists on
I found out this week that I'll need to have
The heron reminds me it's important to stop and sit sometimes.
And just be.