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A Day Away!


“Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for.”

            ~ Maya Angelou


“Sometimes we just need to take a little time for ourselves.”

            ~ Unknown


“It’s very important that we re-learn the art of resting and relaxing.”

            ~ Thick Nhat Hanh


I recently had the misfortune to end up off my feet and locked down at home.  It felt that locked down was my only option of language to explain how I felt.  And the familiar feeling arrived like a bad storm.  Fast and Furious!  And when left to my own solitary company I could only feel devastation coming.  AGAIN!

With a determined intent I began to grasp the difference between a day off and an off day.  And rather than dive into despair, I looked ahead to a day away, a day for myself, a day to do only what I wanted to do.  I needed hours of aimless wandering, warm companionship, sincere chatter, and a day away from the negative consequences of lockdown.  I needed to gather vivid reminders of caring for myself and renew my spirit.

Everyone needs to take a day away!  Everyone has their own need to get away and to take time to withdraw from all that won’t leave us.  A day away that puts life in perspective and to find what brings a renewed ability to see and be grateful for all that encircles us while we live with what won’t leave us.


“Life moves pretty fast, if you don’t stop once in a while and look around, you might miss it.”

            ~ Ferris Bueller (John Hughes)


Written by Deborah Lavender, BMG Senior Consultant

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