Sunday, 12 August 2007

Wake up to the Gifts



I love Saturdays! And Sundays! Two whole days to do whatever you wish, no hard fast schedule to follow. Spring is definitely in the air in Sydney, although the calendar says it is still winter. Global warming? At least we had good snowfalls this year on our aptly named Snowy Mountains.

Kicking back with coffee and the papers outside in the sun, art class this afternoon, relaxed dinner tonight, got me thinking - if you didn't work hard, you wouldn't appreciate leisure; and sometimes we need to be reminded that we should also appreciate our good health, loved ones, peaceful country, abundant food and the roof over our head.

8 comments:

Paull Young said...

I read this post in bed ahead of a Sunday where I'll work all day.

Helps put everything in perspective - thanks mum!

Michael Denton said...

Paull sent me this link through twitter. You hit the nail on the head.

The four of us appreciate each other more than anything else in the city right now. Friends and Family are exactly what makes all the hard work worth it.

Donna Papacosta said...

No wonder Paull is such a well-adjusted fellow. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

Kate I said...

Because I don't work at a job anymore, I don't have that lovely sweet instense pleasure of weekends and have often remarked to my husband that i miss that feeling...but not enough to go back to work!

i guess you could also look at it from a larger perspective...if we hadn't worked for so many years, we wouldn't appreciate the luxury of retirement when it arrives!

bluegreen dragonfly said...

you are so right! as much as I am craving a vacation right now-I know that I couldn't appreciate it if my whole life was a vacation.

here's to lazy perfect weekends!

Bohemian Mom said...

It's bizarre to read about your spring, while we're in mid-summer here. Thanks for this post. It brings a gentle reminder for me not to take this gorgeous weather for granted.
Soon enough, the snow will fly.
Saturday mornings are my most favourite and relaxing time of the week.

teddlesruss dat who! said...

My Dad's standing jokes after retiring:

"There are seven days to a week - six Saturdays and one Sunday" and

"On weekdays I do nothing, and on the weekend I rest up from all that."

If you can somehow contrive to make your hobby into your job, then that's exactly the same feeling, I've found. And I've been vaccilating between doing both for years now, and yeah I can tell you which I prefer... %)

A lovely read, thank you!

Annie said...

After having several weeks of holidays and school looming (next week- 21st- is our first day back) I can heartily say that I always appreciate weekends, whether working or not. The papers are fatter, the coffee tastes better, sun or rain feels cosier, meals more relaxed, kids have time to talk.......