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Lazy Dog Days of Summer

Do you remember that saying?   With today's fast paced life, it seems there are no more lazy days!    We are wired in 24/7 with our phones, ipads and computers with little time to take it easy!   It's hard to "turn off" anymore.   

I can clearly remember one August day, I must have been somewhere close to 11 years old.   It was one of those days when there was nothing to do, no one to play with and plain old LAZY.   I was never one to take naps, I was always on the run with friends playing jump rope, hopscotch, stickball, Barbie dolls or other kid things.  



But this day was unusually quiet and I found myself in my bedroom, Mom had pulled down the shades (yes, roller blinds which only some will remember) and I DID IT.   I fell asleep in the middle of the day!!

I remember the breeze gently blowing through the open windows behind the blinds, making a little whooshing sound that was comforting.   I woke up feeling so wonderful, maybe that's why I remember it so clearly. And I thought, maybe this nap thing is OK after all!




SO, my August words for you are to SLOW DOWN and be a bit lazy.  Turn off the phone and tablets, put your feet up and allow some time for quiet.  Rejuvenate and allow your creative side to kick in.    Paul McCartney has said that some of his best songs came from dreams.   Maybe your next project will begin in a Dream!  


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