IT’S NOT ABOUT THE NUMBER OF ROLES WE JUGGLE …
Most of us juggle multiple roles as needed and sometimes at the same time. Even within a role, you have sub-roles.
At work, you may be a colleague, an employee, a boss, a collaborator, or a rival … all within an hour or two. At home, you may be a spouse, a parent, a child, a sibling, or an in-law, each of which requires a different perspective and approach.
The trick here is to know which role needs our focus and energy at a particular time. Work at your vocation in the office, but let your home be a haven for being a spouse, a partner, a parent, and sometimes a child.
IT’S NOT ABOUT THE INTENSITY OF OUR WORK …
Come on … admit it … you wish you were waking up in Missouri this morning, don’t ya? …
How might your days be better if you regularly took a few minutes to appreciate a sunrise?
Just staring in awe at the free daily show in the Heartland …
After you have kissed a tree, then plant a tree …
… Now watch this video from The Arbor Day Foundation:
Visit the Arbor Day Foundation for more information about how you can help preserve and nourish some of our more scenic partners on the planet.
Me? I’m just looking for a nice sturdy tree under which to lay for a bit in the Heartland ….
“A thing of beauty is a joy forever; its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness.”
John Keats Endymion (1818) Bk. I, l. 1. “From an epic poem by Keats, it continues, “but still will keep A bower quiet for us, and a sleep Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing.”
… and the Defense rests, on behalf of its clients Beauty, Science, the Arts, and Life.
Beauty is everywhere if we just stop to look. Beauty lies in the design of a building, the sparkle of dew on grass, and the twinkle in a baby’s eye.
Sometimes we need to just enjoy the pleasure which something gives to us.
… and sometimes when we are really fortunate, we get to create something of beauty ourselves.
Our creation may not win awards, or earn us any money, but the act of creation is a thing of beauty unto itself.
Besides, as someone else has said “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” For confirmation, just as any kid drawing a picture:)
… or draw one yourself … or sing a song … or write a poem … whatever:)
Getting out the doodling equipment in the Heartland ….
Joanne Krupa © Glenn Francis, http://www.PacificProDigital.com
The dome of Florence Cathedral, seen from the Bell Tower by Sailko
- quiet things of beauty (alongthetrail.typepad.com)