A Nice Quiet Thanksgiving Weekend

A Nice Quiet Thanksgiving Weekend

If you’re not able to sit down and do nothing for 1 hour, you’re addicted to stimulation, and you will never attain true happiness. ~ Robert Celner

I had some grand plans for the Thanksgiving Weekend, lots of little things I was going to take care of and check off of my to do list.  Thanksgiving went perfectly according to plan, up early for a hike, made a wonderful dinner, ate and relaxed.   However what I hadn’t really thought about, was that this four day period was my first real downtime since the whole COVID situation started in March.  And apparently, finally giving myself permission to shutdown allowed me to do that, effectively and completely.

So I really did very little this weekend.  I ate some really good food, did some cooking and quite frankly ignored my dietary restrictions.   Which of course meant I ate some cookies and pie, as well as finishing off all of the Thanksgiving day leftovers and had a great breakfast this morning that included a whole pile of hash browns.  I know, not very exciting but that quickly became the point of this weekend, to not be very exciting.

I think the lesson for me this weekend, was that sometimes you really just need to stop.  And that’s what I did this weekend, I just stopped.  It was nice to kind of just give up and give in and really rest this weekend.  It was nice, and hopefully it translates  into feeling like I’m fully back up to speed on Monday.  Although I also ignored my email for the last four days so who knows what’s waiting for me when I open the laptop Monday morning.  But that’s tomorrow and tonight is one last night of good food and football and doing absolutely nothing.  Have a happy day my friends. ~ Rev Kane

About Michael Kane

Michael Kane is a writer, photographer, educator, speaker, adventurer and a general sampler of life. His books on hiking and poetry are available in soft cover and Kindle on Amazon.
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