‘I’ve got a whole day to myself!
The children are out, no obligations, no cooking to do.
I can do whatever I like… is that really naughty?’
My friend found herself unexpectedly free.
And guess what?
She went straight into listing all the things she should do, none of them fun.
When I suggested she should devote the whole day to herself she looked a bit worried.
‘Oh my word! I can’t do that!’
I asked her why.
‘Well, it would be selfish, wouldn’t it!’
‘So is being selfish always a bad thing?’
We chatted for a while and she went away, saying she’d reflect on what we’d said.
Next time we meet I’ll ask her how she spent her day…
As you know, After reading Christine’s post about ‘Improving time’ I’ve been musing on the ways we look at the concept of time.
It’s so easy to think that we must always come last in the pecking order.
It’s a habit we should try to avoid.
What we need is a balance, between others’ needs and our own.
I hope my friend enjoyed her day and changed her mind-set that it was naughty to give herself some time.
‘It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is -what are we busy about? ‘
Henry David Thoreau
You have a free day.
How will you spend it?