I had forgotten how lovely it feels to just be – to just sit and look around and not lift a finger. I had forgotten how glorious it feels to just be out in the open on a perfect day when there’s just the right amount of cold in the air, caressing you, and the sky is overcast, as if protecting you from the harshness of the sun. I had forgotten how wonderful it is to laze around outside a mall with a book and observe the goings-on for hours on end, with not a care of what next. In the midst of work, we-time, and family, I had forgotten the wonders that some me-time can do for the soul.
I was reminded of all of this and more the past weekend, when the hubby dropped me at a mall early in the morning on his way to work, promising to pick me up in the evening. I did nothing the whole day except look around the mall, eat and drink coffee, observe people, buy some stuff, take in the weather (which, luckily, happened to be awesome), and read a delightful book. No wonder when the better half messaged in the afternoon to ask ‘Are you bored?’, he got a response on the lines of ‘Not at all. I’m loving it out here, and want to be here all day.’ He later told me he could feel how high I was, from my voice and my messages.
I dare say the day transformed me in ways I cannot put down in words. Late in the evening, the better half picked up a very changed wife, who was all smiles and peace and glow, who couldn’t stop gushing about her ‘day off’. God knows, I really needed it.
Here’s to the joy of doing nothing, the lift that some me-time can give your soul, to being high on life!