When I woke up this morning, there was a beautiful sunny breeze blowing in my window. The perfect day I thought, then I remembered it was my b-day and thought what a nice present – a beautiful day. Right then and there I decided I was going to put all the things on my “To-do” list off until tomorrow so that I could really just take the day off to enjoy what was being handed to me – the perfect day. Yep – that’s my plan. Celebrating birthdays is not just for kid’s – although it would be fun to wear a party hat, eat cake, and get lots of presents to add to the festivities.
My twin sister, Carol and I when we turned 8.
But I know longer need all that to have the perfect day. I am giving myself the gift of some free time in the middle of the week to do whatever I feel – no deadlines – no projects – just a day to enjoy and savor each moment. I may just sit on my deck swing and listen to the breeze blowing by. I may go visit a favorite shop that I haven’t been to in 2 years, or perhaps I will get a pedicure or haircut to pamper myself a little. Not sure yet, but that is the beauty of a day off or a personal day –we’re so busy watching out for what’s just ahead of us that we don’t take the time to enjoy the sweet little moments – like a beautiful breezy day. Today – the “out of office” sign is up. This day is truly mine and I am going to go seize it.
How did you spend your last birthday or have you taken a personal day off from work to relax, re-charge, and enjoy a day all to yourself?