Thursday, May 27, 2010

Find a Place to Take a Nap

An older, tired-looking dog wandered into my yard one afternoon.  I could tell from his collar and well-fed belly that he had a home and was well taken care of.  He calmly came over to me, I gave him a few pats on his head; he then followed me into my house, slowly walked down the hall, curled up in the corner and fell asleep.

An hour later, he went to the door, and I let
him out.
The next day he was back, greeted me in my yard, walked inside and resumed his spot in the hall and again slept for about an hour. This continued off and on for several weeks.
Curious I pinned a note to his collar: ‘I would like to find out who the owner of this wonderful sweet dog is and ask if you are aware that almost every afternoon your dog comes to my house for a nap.’
The next day he arrived for his nap, with a different note pinned to his collar: ‘He lives in a home with 6 children, 2 under the age of 3?” He’s has found a place  to catch up on his sleep. Can I come with him tomorrow?’ 
Posted at on April 18,2010

I just received this email and I found it to relating to my present situation. Last weekend I was starting a new book and I wanted to hide and outline my thoughts. After the fourteenth interruption I got on the internet and found a nice hotel. I booked me a room, packed an overnight bag and left. This was one of the nicest weekends I have had in a while. Sometimes we just need to do whatever it is to takes to take care of ourselves. I came home rested, destressed and with an out line.
Tip: Find a place to take a nap if that is what you need or escape to a hotel. Take care of yourself you take care of everyone else don’t you? find some “ME” Time.

1 comment:

  1. I love the story about the dog. You are right, we all need some rest.