Quote #4 – George MacDonald

“Work is not always required…there is such a thing as sacred idleness, the cultivation of which is now fearfully neglected.”

–George MacDonald

Well isn’t this just the truth?  It’s always work, work, work…rushing here, running there…never enough time to sit down and enjoy the fruits of our labors.  But I think Mr. MacDonald has hit upon something.  Yes, a garden takes a lot of work to keep it productive and beautiful.  But surely there are times, especially in the dog days of summer, to sit back with a tall, frosty glass of iced tea, and revel in all we have accomplished?  Today, I plan to do just that.  After I finish trimming back some of the wildly out of control, rain induced overgrowth, of course.  But I’m only going to enjoy tidying up for a little while, and then I’m going to sit in the shade of our newest outdoor room, and gaze out over the late summer garden for an even longer while.  Butterflies and bumblebees are busy fluttering and flitting.  Lizards are scampering up and down every vertical surface.  Cardinals are at the feeder every ten minutes.  So much to enjoy!  Time for some “Sacred Idleness” in MY life today.  How about you?  Haven’t you earned it, too?

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