Nature, Nurture, Napping….the "N’s"

Today is my day off, so Naturally I am thinking about ways to Nurture myself. One of my favorite is, Napping. There is nothing quite like a good deep sleep in the middle of the afternoon to care for oneself and revive the spirit. There are a number of other ways I nurture myself: including massages, manicures, swimming, walking dogs, knitting and reading….but today is all about the “N’s”…so in that regard: Nature is high on my list…I love to be outdoors and enjoy this beautiful world. I love mountains, and water, sand, and green grass, rolling hills and a vista that goes on forever. Here in my neck of the woods, I mean desert, we have birds galore and wildlife aplenty. I have already mentioned on more than one occasion, the bobcat family living on the roof of the empty house across the street. They are awesome, but have put a damper on our daily dog walks….(naturally, I am disinclined to tempt them at an easy meal – me or my dogs….normally they would be inclined to leave us alone – bigger than they we are….BUT, it is a hungry family and a protective momma) .

Nice – as a general rule I really do try to be nice to everyone. I tend to believe that everyone is struggling with something (or to quote Plato: Be kinder than necessary, everyone is fighting some kind of battle). However I have also discovered that I can be quite defensive when someone steps on my last nerve. I guess that makes me human….and flawed and normal?

On this day off I am grateful to have the time and the ability to be grateful for simple things that begin with the letter “N“….


About Terri C Pilarski

I am an Episcopal priest serving a delightfully progressive, interesting, creative congregation. I have been married more than half my life to the same man. We have two grown children, plus two dogs and two cats, although the number of four legged household members changes from time to time. I love to garden, knit, read, and play on Facebook or with my blog. I have been a practitioner of daily meditation since I was nineteen. I practice yoga five days a week and walk every where I am able too.
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3 Responses to Nature, Nurture, Napping….the "N’s"

  1. Diane says:

    makes me want to read your sermon, too.I especially like "napping."

  2. revhipchick says:

    naps are nourishing! what a fun read! have a wonderful N evening!

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