“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.”
~ John Lubbock
Happy first day of summer – or winter, if you live in the Southern Hemisphere.
While today’s quote is set in summer, the message can apply to all seasons.
How often are you “idle” in a completely restful way in which you are actively noticing and appreciating beauty? When are you truly “at ease”?
Resting under a tree, listening to a brook babbling or ocean waves breaking, watching clouds, listening to the hum of nature – such experiences nurture our sense of wonder and gift of reverence. They foster well-being and help us heal.
Rest feeds our creativity too. If not the best summer activity, rest is certainly one of them.
For health, happiness, peace, well-being,
creativity and more, let’s elevate our regard
for rest by experiencing it often this season.