What makes an ordinary day more extraordinary? What makes a typical Saturday perfect? BALANCE. Just the right mix of work & play, activity & inactivity, movement & stillness.
We woke to a brilliant sun suspended in a turquoise sky. Instead of the usual rush, we took our time to enjoy a leisurely breakfast & an extra cup of coffee as the birds soared around the backyard, looking for their breakfast, too. We agreed that we wanted to get our errands done as fast as possible so we could get back home & get outside. That we did… in record time!
The garden was calling as it tends to do on a 70 degree spring day. “Play with me! Nurture me!, it beckoned. I played in the dirt, weeding flower beds until my fingernails were full of dirt & my arms tingled from a slight sunburn.
Then, the lawnchair began calling as it tends to do after a few hours of yardwork. “Sit with me. Keep me company!” How could I resist? I grabbed a novel & a glass of wine, reading in the shade until the next voice called.
My dogs, dozing in the grass, grew restless as they tend to do after too much time lying about. “Walk with us. Pet us!” I stretched lazily then rose to get their leashes. We had a wonderful walk, enjoying the neighbor’s yards where daffodils & tulips of every color danced in the sunshine.
When we returned, my boyfriend was calling as he tends to do on a Saturday after too much time apart. “Eat with me. Spend time with me!” We made a delicious stir-fry veggie dinner & sipped some more wine as the sun began to set on our perfect day.
There’s nothing better than a day spend doing what I love with those I love the most.