Thursday, August 07, 2008

This must be the "Dog Days of Summer"

The weather continues to be unpredictable here - Hot, then cold, and now back to hot. I seldom complain, because hot feels good, but the past few days have been too much even for me. It's a good thing my work keeps me at the computer, in my cool office. But it is a shock when I step outside and realize that summer is here in full force.

Our neighbor came by this evening to sit on the patio and chat a while, and of course the critters gathered round to visit. The big yellow cat jumped up to insist that his ears be scratched, while the dogs stretched out lazily at our feet - seemingly content to soak up the heat as long as they didn't have to move. And that's when we decided it must be the "Dog days" because the rest of us had felt the urge to stretch out and not move, too!

Unfortunately, we all had things to do instead, so didn't get the nap time that those dogs so enjoy. But we should - instead of planning a day of activity when we have a day off, we should follow their lead and just let go for a day. Think how nice it would feel to just "not do" for 24 hours - and to stop and take a nap 3 or 4 times during the day.

If you feel too "driven" to even consider the thought, get over to Feel Bach! and find the Bach Flower Remedy blend that will help you relax. You don't need to be so demanding of yourself, honest! You really do deserve to just enjoy being alive - and Bach flower essences can help you allow yourself to do it.

Ask my dogs - they'll tell you that life is sweet when you can stretch out and nap through The Dog Days of Summer...

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