Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Taking TIME.... Three or More....
Yesterday morning I spent some time....playing...not thinking...not grieving...not worrying about others...not chastising myself about what I SHOULD be doing...
Coffee + quiet music + posting for today = "DOWN-TIME". It is a piece of the day where one simply does what is chosen. Not required. Not dictated. Not driven.
Everybody needs Down-Time. The secret of contentment with walking through this territory is to not stop and settle in. But to enter, pause, gain some pleasure and respite, and then to move on.
To consider staying too long would be unhealthy.
Down-time, simply put, is a moment where all else is shut out, a recess occurs, and then, the renewed mind is set to hit the routine again.
I did some play with my camera, changing it to Black and White mode...to try some photos for White Wednesday, and decided to do it for this post too.
Interesting, and a change for me.
Today I am joining Tam for a Three Or More Tuesday. Taking time out to share about three pieces I have found in Thrifting Ventures this past Fall. I always tend to drift to Thrifting and the awesome thrill of finding something so unexpected for such a small measure of money. Wondering how it ended up discarded on a re-sale shelf or for sale by the previous owner for such an inexpensive price.
But one man's junk is another man (or woman's) treasure...so I just say Thank You to the Lord when I find them. Even in objects, God allows us small joys in this world. I always thank the ONE who ultimately gives and blesses...
This clock was in a resale shop I visit now and again. I couldn't believe it was there...not snatched up yet...but I was glad. Sometimes things have just been set out in the store, and it is simply a matter of perfect timing... It now resides at the bottom of our stairwell, by the front door, for all coming down to take note of where they stand in their schedule.
This Toile clock was on a bottom shelf in the Salvation Army store. As soon as my eye caught it, I knew where it would go. Over my little computer corner, my nook. My eyes can read this clock face from my bed too.
It perfectly matched the little metamorphosis pic I did earlier in the year.
This AWESOME find was by chance, seen on Craig's List. I clicked on it simply because I wanted to see the picture of the "Floor Clock". It is a heavy wrought iron 6 foot tall beauty. I love it.
So...this is what I journal today. How about you? In the midst of Christmas pleasures and pressures...are you taking Down-time? A cup of hot tea or coffee, some quiet music or a good book, a recessed nook or corner get-a-way? Time for play, Time for reflection, Time with the Lord???
If not, I would prescribe it for you. From one bloggy sister to another...Find respite from what can rob you of the holiday and season's treasures. And I send a BIG OL HUG to you as you do...
Have a wonderful Tuesday and Thanks for popping by. Please visit Tam for more inspiring Three or More posts... God Bless.