Yesterday we had nice weather for what feels like the first time all year. Well, that definitely isn’t true, but it’s the first day I took advantage of it. I went outside to read my book and just stayed out there for hours. Even after I finished reading, I just stared out at the grass, the birds, the people I could see from my chair. I heard chirping and distant car radios. I ran my toes over the concrete beneath me. It was so lovely.
Just sitting and letting your mind wander in silence is such an amazing thing, and I wonder why I don’t do it more. It’s nice to take the pressure off your mind; I’m not expecting any deep revelations or resolutions from it. I’m just letting it take some time to itself to ponder.
Anyway, I ended up staying out there for hours, until it got dark. I highly recommend it if anyone’s feeling stressed and has a little time to spare.