Archive for June, 2013
When you feel uptight or upset, and know that you just need to relax, a very simple and quick way to do this is to sip some green tea. It is an herbal tea, so there is no caffeine to get you revved up. It contains L-Thanine, which is a chemical that actually helps to relieve anger.
Take your nice cup of tea to your favorite spot to sit, possibly a knotted hammock chair. Sit carefully, you don’t need a burn, then sip slowly, just feeling yourself calming down and relaxing immediately. Tell yourself you will at least sit here until your tea cup is empty, and longer, if possible. Now, give yourself a pat for taking care of you!
Then…well, I am not sure what to blame it on. Maybe the weather? But, here, I am, weeding again! Yuk! The weeds are “thick as theives” too. Then, I will be mulching immediately this time! I hope I learned a lessson and do not repeat this next year. Later, this evening, as I lay resting in my Mayan hammock, exhausted, no doubt, I am going to write this is my garden journal. I just keep practicing at this!
Also, I wish you all, a day of rest and being able to spend time doing whatever you love to do, with the special people in your life. And, lastly, maybe you are lucky enough to even receive a wonderful gift, such as a rope hammock, to enjoy all summer!
My family has five hammock chairs around our big maple tree. We sit in there, a bit hidden, under the shelter of the branches. We love our special family time spent here. It’s shady and cool in the heat of the summer too!
Yesterday morning I saw that one of the branches was laying on the ground. Did it even storm? No! It must just be too heavy from the rain, and the long branch couldn’t hold itself up any more. Not a complete tragedy, of course, as we still have privacy in the backyard. But we will miss that full branch! Thank God for our hammock chair hideout!
Today was just a perfect day for me! I knew the weather was going to be wonderful today, so I rolled out of bed at 6 am for a great five mile run. Then I spent a lot of time outdoors, honestly, just sunbathing in my rope hammock, chatting with my best, but far away, friend on the phone.
This evening ended with an outdoor dinner with our fun friends. Now, I am just hanging on my patio, counting all my blessings!