SOAPBOX of the week: permission to pause

 “All the animals excepting man know that the principal business of life is to enjoy it.”     – Samuel Butler, author

Ain’t that the truth!  I’ll wager that you scarcely remember the last time you cashed in a handful of your jillion back-logged sick days for some blissful R&R.  And, when you hark back to those retreats filled with unadulterated fun, you wonder, under furled brow, why you needed to convince yourself that you’d “earned” this.  What are you saving up for anyway?  Perhaps you’ve forgotten the definition of the pleasurably promising word: Va·ca·tion.  If you find you qualify as one these vocab-deficient, self-neglecting workaholics, there’s no need to identify yourself…just get off your can and vacate the premises!  Be it for a week or a wink, allow yourself the time off and time out. Because you deserve it!  Don’t merely survive.  Thrive!  We are all in the business of living first. And business is goood!

Copyright 2008 by Kimberlie Dykeman
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