Today, I’ll have you know, is National Hammock Day.
Personally, I feel this a wacky holiday I can fully stand behind — or lounge behind, as the case may be.
Granted, I’ll be stuffed in a cubicle roughly the size of an ant hill all day, but in my mind? In my mind, I’ll be swinging beneath the shade of a mighty oak, sipping a festive beverage (complete with umbrella), and getting lost in the pages of a good book.
It could be a most unproductive day. Or it could be the best day ever.
With that, I wish you a happy weekend; may it be the perfect time to kick back and rest easy.
PS — Have you read Maggie Smith’s poem Good Bones? It’s gone viral in the last few weeks; I don’t want you to miss it.
Seems we’ll not be spared sadness in the news this year.
A week ago, a friend informed me she had no hope for humanity—none whatsoever. We’re a heinous lot and it’s obvious we’re sliding toward the point of no return.
Hmm . . .
Sure, there are those depraved and evil, those consumed with hatred and anger—history is littered with such. But if we take a closer look at that history, we’ll find hope is often the last, and at times greatest, defense. Time after time, when all seems lost—when a good majority has given in to despair—there always seems to be a small band of people who take a stand. There always seems to be those who look insanity straight in the eye and say, “Nope. Not today.”
My friend went on to say her husband has cut her off from news and social media.
Not a bad modus operandi.
It’s important to be in the loop, sure; but sometimes you’ve just got to step back—clear your head, say a prayer, and breathe.
For me, the best place to do so is in nature. My backyard will do.
Just the other day, look who came for a visit . . .
Excuse me, sir—might I interrupt your lunch for a photo?
Well, hello there Mr. Bumblebee . . .
A bumblebee, I tell you! I can’t recall the last times I saw a bumblebee. That handsome little fellow is hope on wings.
With that, I do hope this message finds you well—I hope it finds you safe—I hope it finds you filled with peace, despite all odds.
With love and many prayers.