I’ve been observing my son and his CTRL-ALT-DELETE siesta system shut-down for a few weeks now.
After a 3 block walk home from playschool at noon, he gobbles down a hot lunch and then stumbles straight up to a sunny spot where he crashes for 2 hours.
He never looks across at his PlayDoh, nor does he squeeze in a quick trip to the fridge before he allows his body to melt. He never turns on the TV in case he misses a scene of Paw Patrol nor does he apologise in advance for being unavailable for the next few hours.
The dude simply surrenders to what his body needs most and in doing so, allows all systems in his temple to reboot. Routinely, of course, but most beautifully all the same.
I must tell you, today I am so very thankful for the lesson in self-care. The tutorial in surrender is something I need very much indeed….
And the GRATITUDE that floods my veins is most delicious!
© Aluta continua, as they say. A Heart Full of Stories, 2017
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