Yesterday was 73 and sunny, so Sean and I played hookey and went to the zoo. These days when we can slip off and do that are golden.
The animals have so much to teach us about life. Like this goat-type animal who looks like he’s found his niche — sometimes it’s good to just be still and watch the world pass by. There really is value in that.
The world tells us the opposite. We’ve convinced ourselves that we’ve got so much to do and that we have to get it done. And so in order to make the most of our time, we learn to do two or more things at once! For me, these kinds of accomplishments are largely unsatisfying because the to-do list is never exhausted. There will always be more tasks, but there won’t always be another today. These golden days, they are numbered.
If you really want to make the most of your time, try wasting some of it. It’s good for the soul to goof off, to set aside some time to do nothing in particular other than hang out with your kids and soak up the beauty of the world right outside your window.
I’m off to do that right now.
Have a good weekend!