September 1, 2007 – September 4, 2007  "We live in a river of change and a river of change lives within us. Every day we are given a choice. We can relax and float in the direction that the waters flow or we can swim hard against it. If we go with the river the energy of a thousand mountain streams will be with us filling our hearts with courage and enthusiasm. If we resist the river we will be rankled and tired as we tread water stuck in the same place." Elizabeth Lesser from Broken Open

Today one year later where am I on this river of change. I am no longer being hurried through the rapids or stuck in an eddy. This does not mean that I do not have my whirlwind days or days where I swirl around in the same spot and exhaust myself by going nowhere. But I have Turtle
decided to attempt to mirror the pace of a box turtle. (did you know a box turtle may live to be 100?) A slow steady pace where I pay attention and listen to the world that surrounds me. I have been trying all summer not to overreact when life seems  or feels unbalanced. To let go when I realize I am starting to overreact or lose my perspective.
Zoe on labor day
        If I need to nap or simple to lay down I will with no feelings of guilt that I am being lazy. When did I decide that being lazy was not allowed? One definition I found on line  S: (adj) lazy (moving slowly and gently) "up a lazy river"; "lazy white clouds"; "at a lazy pace". P1030165
This is a perfect description of how I am spending today…. moving slowly and gently on this labor day ( Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.) and the last day of summer.
I thought I would share a few images from this weekend.
Megan being our comic relief for the weekend, Allison with a bunny she desperately wanted to adopt, Justin in his full football equipment, and PJ looking slightly overwhelmed at his new computer. Happy Labor Day to all.


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