Sunday, simply

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Now take in a deep breath and slowly exhale.

This is all you have to do today. It’s Sunday. I stole this idea from another site,  I may have tweaked it a bit.

No one has to do anything they don’t choose to do today, it’s  simply Sunday. Today is everyone’s very own day.

Matisse - She would be a blogger today.

My DH and I planned on doing this on Friday. We decided that everything that had to be done this weekend would be accomplished on Saturday so we could have “simply Sunday.”

I was inspired by this article on rest and this blog, Simplify Your Life, that covers Sunday in one of it’s many awesome posts.  I liked the idea immediately and could not believe I never considered such a concept on my own.  (a huge  “doh!” moment )

A light bulb went off.  I realized that I wasn’t doing the any of things I wanted to do because I ALWAYS have a list.  A to-do list.  Go, go, go – work work work, get it done, cross it off…make the new list, get it done,  cross it off.

What is ALWAYS missing from my list was fun, rest, reading, painting, looking at paintings, a bubble bath, or anything else that I personally like to do.

Everyone needs “me” time or they get burned out, tired, cranky and often this can lead to exhaustion and/or a bout with depression. We can’t have that.  We need to live life now, not when the list is finished.

Newsflash: the list will NEVER be finished.

The only simply Sunday rule is: no one has to do anything they don’t want to do. It  is that simple.

Tip: Be kind to yourself.

Inspiration:The mark of a successful man is one that has spent an entire day on the bank of a river without feeling guilty about it.”  ~Author Unknown

One-day one-thing: Do what ever you want. It’s simply Sunday.