Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Something needed to be done to change my attitude, and quick, before I further spiraled into self-destruction, alienated every one of my family and friends, and consumed an entire box of something chocolate.
So I took the night off.
Now, I'm not sure about other people, but while I have fanciful ideas about getting all my work done by 5pm, enjoying a peaceful home-cooked meal with my family, and then relaxing by the fire with a good book or an enjoyable project of some sort while watching my children play.... its usually just that. A fanciful idea. I seem to always find myself doing laundry, making one last trip to the barn, catching up on cleaning or correspondence or... well, you get the idea. And to be honest, I'm finding its not a very good idea, not at all.
But last night, I gave myself a gift, without even knowing it. I took the night off (more out of exasperation and desperation, if truth be told), and picked up a little book recommended by HeatherO called the "The Go-Giver". Read it cover to cover. I consumed it, devoured it, immersed myself in it... and was profoundly rewarded by the ideas found inside.
In short, giving myself that gift of time and the permission to read this book was not only a gift to me, but all those around me.
That is all I will say, other than *GET YOUR HANDS ON A COPY OF THIS BOOK AND READ IT*.
Thank you. :-)