It was a quiet day at the office today.  I have needed a quiet day for months, it seems, so that I could take some time to catch up on some things and try to get ahead of the tsunami that seems to be my workload for many months.

I found myself breathing deeply, consciously, something that I don't recall doing purposefully at any other time.  It was odd when I realized that I was inhaling deeply, pausing, closing my eyes, and slowly letting go.  Peace fell over me like a blanket.

Perhap it was the serenity of the day, or maybe it's because I occasionally picked up the slip of paper I keep beside my desk with a picture of the land we are thinking of buying and looked at the prairie landscape.  Maybe it's because it is the Friday before a long weekend.  It might be because I've noticed that my crocus' are blooming, or because it is still light when I go home after work.  I"m not sure; I just feel lighter.

On the way home from work I stopped to pick up a few things and found that the seeds are out!  I couldn't help but pick up a few packages; planting them will be symbolic of my resolve to slow down.

The lesson I have learned today is that breathing helps.  Who knew.

Please respond to my adoption poll if you haven't yet already. 


T. Powell Coltrin said...

Doesn't that just make you feel much happier to see the seeds. Spring is on its way...right...tell it's so.

Stella Jones said...

Here's another person who can't resist buying seeds! Today I bought five Begonias, all different colours. They will look lovely planted in my patio tubs in the summer - just so long as I don't forget where I put them.
Blessings, Star

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Oh yes dear,

Sweet peas, morning glories, HURRAH!!!!!

I just unpacked 24 scented pelargoniums and am going to plant a pathway of them so visitors catch the drifting scents as they walk to our front door.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

Terri Tiffany said...

I found myself stopping to breathe too last week--just to get through the day! That's when I prayed too.
So you are really considering buying land on a praire? Wow!

Anonymous said...

I've been thinking a lot more about breathing since the SCN Conference too. A lot of emphasis on that in my workshops. Love that you're planting seeds. I'm not really a gardener but even I may try some pots of flowers this year. I usually only do herbs.