“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under the trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.” – John Lubbock
As I watch my dog use a peony flower as a pillow while he relaxes in the sunshine it makes me think about how fast life seems to move. It’s not uncommon to find relaxing, chilling out and taking a break scheduled into people’s diaries. And although it is a good way to remind yourself that it’s important it does mean it just becomes another thing that we have to fit in to our busy lives and ‘do’. We all have commitments that keep us busy but try not to forget to enjoy the small things in life because they are important too. A ten minute tea break, a five minute stroll, a minute to watch your dog using a peony bush as a pillow. All these small moments that can be grabbed during the day that just allow you to stop and breath and just ‘be’.