Thursday, September 29, 2011

A Day Off?

So you are thinking about taking the day off. You woke up and felt like this should be a day without work of any kind pressing in. A day to rest, kick back, relax, enjoy your morning coffee leisurely. Listen to the birds. Read. Go for a walk. Nap. Putter.

Well, then do it.  But to get the most from it, there must be no guilt. For if you do, you waste. At the end of the day, you will have neither worked nor rested. With neither a sense of accomplishment or refreshment at the end of the day, now that would be a sad way to end it!

Do you remember Yoda from Star Wars? The scene where he chides Luke Skywalker for his anemic response to Yoda's direction:
Luke:  Okay, I'll give it a try. 
Yoda:  NO!  Do ... or do not.  There is no try.
Back to what we were chatting about: Go have a day off. It's okay. Do without guilt, regret or shame. And come back refreshed, rejuvenated, and relaxed.  If you need permission, here, you have my permission...

Now go enjoy it!


  1. thanks we are heading off on vacation to visit a son and his family in Santa Fe, NM.

  2. Now THAT makes perfect sense. I've never thought of it that way before, but if we feel guilt all day long about what we should be doing, of course, it is a waste. Thank you!

  3. Excellent logic. I'll take a day off next week - after the weekend company leaves, and after my exam is over.

  4. Hi Brenda, that is so true. If we are going to take a day off, enjoy it without guilt! That was so hard for me to do when I was younger, there was always something that I felt was calling or needing me, but I have really come to appreciate and respect my body's need for rest and refreshment. I love the line you used from Star Wars! It was just perfect! I could hear Yoda voice. :) Have a lovely, wonderful, guilt-free day ahead! Delisa :)

  5. "There is no try"...great words.
    I'm going to use these words on some of the High School students.

  6. I'm not sure I understood you correctly ... a day off? Seriously?!

    good advice!

  7. Wisdom... !!!

    Gentle hugs,

    "There is no season when such pleasant and sunny spots may be lighted on, and produce so pleasant an effect on the feelings, as now in October." ~~ Nathaniel Hawthorne


To My Beautiful Readers,

Some people come into our lives, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never the same. ~ Franz Peter Schubert

Thank you so much for leaving your 'footprint' here in my comment box. I do appreciate you taking a moment to share your thoughts today.

Brenda xo