As soon as I saw this scene, I felt very relaxed…which is probably why staring at it now is causing me to grow so very sleepy.
It reminded me of a post I read recently by Stephen T, the creator of Armageddon Cafe:
Sometimes, the pace of life in London (if not everywhere else in the modern world due to technology) is breathtakingly fast and often frankly exhausting. Stephen has been on what looks like a very lovely holiday. But in his post he mentioned something I often find a challenge myself. Sometimes, we are so wound up with the pace and break-neck speed we have to function at, it is rather hard to relax.
Even when we physically distance ourselves from work and other demands on our time and energy…it is hard to switch off mentally and sometimes emotionally to everything that you know is waiting for you as soon as you get back.
Aaaaah! That’s why this was a very welcome picture prompt. It looks like a great pace to function at. I wonder if we could all agree to slow the pace of life down?
Can we get rid of the motorways and the underground and just take a hot air balloon ride to get to the places we need? I am sure I would start each day and end each day feeling so much better and more serene. Perhaps we could adopt a new national transport system – hot air power (and I am sure there are more than enough people full of hot air to fuel the new transport method) and we could travel by balloon from now on.
Aaaah….bed is calling….
Even If You’re Not Sure What To Wear…Just Remember To Wear Your Smile
My new job is lovely…the other staff are lovely… the short walks to and from work are lovely. I am a happy bunny indeed. I am feeling so enthusiastic and energetic and eager about my new job. My old job was draining me.
This morning I have had a feeling that I have not had before work for a very long time. I opened my wardrobe and thought “Ugh! What am I going to wear? I have nothing to wear?”
For the past nineteen months I have had to wear a uniform for work…thus, I never had to decide what to wear. My wardrobe has lots of pretty dresses, most of which I bought from charity shops with the labels still on…
…and lots of clothes to wear while I am working around the house…and when I am determined to be energetic and go hiking or jogging…
But I can’t wear any of these for my new job. I don’t have many in between clothes. I don’t have much that is “business like”. One pair of black trousers and one black pencil skirt.
On Sunday afternoon I went to the local charity shops (there are four within five minutes walk of where I live) and found six smart tops – I paid £20 in total.
When I am confidant that money will be flowing in on a regular basis I think I will have to set aside some of my wages and plan a shopping trip to expand my “business-like” clothing selection.
Until then I have plenty to keep me going. Even more important than the clothes I wear for work are the way I interact with other staff and clients/customers…and being eager to learn their system. And of course, before I even open up my mouth to say something to any of them…what makes the key difference is my SMILE!
via ENERGETIC — Word of the Day Challenge