Wednesday, February 01, 2012
Simple Pleasure. Small Surprises.
I went to visit a favorite corner yesterday. I had some errands to run that included a trip to the printer so I hung out in the neighborhood and watched people walk by. It was a gorgeous day. The light was perfect and it was so warm I took off my coat, sat back for a while and let what seemed like the whole world pass me by.
I took the subway uptown and met my sister to see The Artist at the Paris. I was amazed by how many New Yorkers go to the movies in the middle of the day in the middle of the week! I wouldn't know since I've never done it and I have to say that it was fantastic. When I got home I felt so energized. I made dinner for Lucia, we ate together, sang songs, colored and read books until it was time for an extra long bath and bedtime snuggles.
Sometimes you just need to do these things for yourself and I promised myself last night that I would take at least one day out of the month to do something different. Somehow everything always gets done but the one thing I always wish I had more of is time. So starting now I'm going to give it, or at least make it or find it, for myself.
What about you? Do you ever make real time for yourself?