back at work this week

Much as I like my colleagues, and as challenging and satisfying as my work can be, the skies are forecast to be blue all week.   Can anyone tell me why this seems to always be the case?     Probably for the same reason that the summers I recall from my childhood were always sunny every single day – a selective memory!     The question I was asking myself over a leisurely breakfast in the sun last Sunday morning was, how do I retain the contentment that seeped deep into my bones during the summer break?

A 'busy' day on the beach - there were only a dozen people or so in the opposite direction..

A ‘busy’ day on the beach – there were only a dozen or so people in the opposite direction..

Face up to the sun,
Listen . . . cicadas, birds, surf.
Breathe deep, in and out.

At the turn of breath,
The moment of peace, stillness.
Breathe deep, in, and out.

Feel the air flowing,
Soft turbulence, soothing, peace.
Breathe deep, breathe, content.

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9 thoughts on “back at work this week

  1. do something that ‘contents your contentment quota’ (if there is one) you before you go to work , be it morning walk/sitting on the beach or saying something deep secret and lovely and true to yourself in the mirror or breathing in a copiously conscious manner.
    nice poem too

  2. We would be literally lucky if we won Lotto and could embrace the sun with open ‘time’ …but yes lucky we are …lucky to know such insightful, talented and positive people like yourself – miss you already!

    • Missing you and R too, so much about our daily comings and goings, the thoughfulness and support. It’s a new year, a new office, new team, new community . . . lots of new! I’ll see you next Thursday hopefully. :-)

  3. This summer seems to have been the most fabulous one I can remember for such a long time. There is now a slight chill in the morning and evening. It is darker much later in the mornings too. My gingko leaves are slowly starting to get edged with yellow.

    I am trying to soak up the memory of summer, if not grasp onto it!

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