It finally hit me that there is ALWAYS something else to do. I will never run out of things to do. I will never get to the bottom of every list.
So this summer I made a special point of dropping everything for an hour on weekend days when I was home, and I sat out there and read. We have had many glorious days this year, dry and sunny. Even the hot days weren’t so bad when spent in the shade, lying still.
I did not bring my phone or any computer or any other gadget out on the porch. I brought my book and a glass of water. Sometimes I read, and sometimes I watched the leaves rustle in the breeze, and sometimes I watched my cat groom himself or change position as he napped.
|An example of the cat's napping positions. You can see why one would find him entertaining.|
The wind chimes rang; birds flitted past. On June evenings, just when it was getting too dark to read, the fireflies came out, flashing green.
I love taking week-long vacations away from it all. But I don’t have to save up all my tiredness for those; I don’t have to wait so long. The Porch Cure is a simple break that I can do regularly.