Taking a Break with Nature – Daily Quote

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Working on project deadlines, while keeping current on the normal everyday grind, means hours turn into days of sitting in front of computer screens. Headphones stream my favorite music to keep me centered as I flip from one screen to the other, and words fill the page. Mandatory conference calls and essential webinars punch holes in a tight schedule. I download files, manipulate, massage, update, and verify before I push them to the end-user.

The room rocks, the thunder rolls, and the reason for the room’s darkness slowly dawns on me. They predicted late morning thunderstorms, with clearing skies and moderate afternoon temperatures. Pulled from the fog, I realized my body is stiff from sitting. My shoulders ache from tension, and I decide other people’s deadlines must wait.

Outside, the world smells fresh and clean. The sun sparkles, and the breeze shakes raindrops from tree leaves. The pressures disappear, I remember the reasons I chose this path. I stretch, breathe deeply, and enjoy a few more minutes of bliss before I return, refreshed, to work I love.

How will you connect with nature today?

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Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

11 thoughts on “Taking a Break with Nature – Daily Quote

  1. The rain that cleanses–so wonderful to experience, especially after. I’m glad you went outside.

    I posted about dogs today, well, one dog in particular. Maybe that counts as nature. I should go outside later on, except we’re in a trough of humidity.

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    • Yes today we close to 90 but for the weekend we will be lucky to hit 70. With all the rain we have had, it is muggy. Still, I’ll take it.

      Playing with your dogs counts. I hope you can get outside for a few minutes.

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