THERE'S A STORY BEHIND THE SMILE YOU SEE IN THESE PHOTOS...
On this day two years ago, I was smack in the middle of writing my book 'Prison Break'. I had deadlines looming (some already missed to be perfectly honest), preparations for the book launch were in top gear though I hadn't even managed to find my ideal venue yet at this point.... I had all this and much more distracting me from the primary task of finishing the book.
I was 'S T.R.E.S.S.E.D. like nobody's business. In the middle of it all, my dear hubby comes into my home office where I was working (or pretending to). He orders me to set it all aside, step away from it all, and come for a long scenic walk with him and the boys.
"You'll come back refreshed and better able to handle whatever", he insisted. He was right. I had been sitting there for hours stressing and worrying about the many things that could go wrong. I thought about how this huge audacious dream of mine could go pear-shaped and how I could fall flat on my face etc. I had just about got to the point where I was questioning myself: "NA WHO SEND YOU!" 😂
Anyway, I succumbed to the invitation and went off for a walk and it was easily the best thing I could have done for myself. It was a beautiful day outside as we were enjoying the last days of Summer 2016.
I live in 'leafy' Kent, the so-called garden of England, so the walk was both scenic and calming - Nature's own therapy.👌It was exactly what the doctor (Mr Rufai) had ordered anyway!😂 We walked through some beautiful woodland areas, even through a few footpaths less travelled.
We must have been out walking for nearly an hour. When we got back home, as I stood in my lovely kitchen trying to fix myself a drink, Mr Rufai noticed the change in my countenance and mood and decided to take these photos.🙂
Every story must have a moral to it right, so what's the moral here? What do you think?
There are quite a few actually....
Moral 1: Sometimes, we need to step away/step back from it all, as this can often give us a fresh perspective (remember as humans we rarely see things as they are, but rather we see things as we perceive them).
Moral 2: The greatest battles in life are not physical, they are psychological. Being self-aware, knowing how to gauge your 'breaking point', that point when you MUST take a break, can often help you stay in the game longer and make it to the finish line.
Moral 3: Our greatest strength in life will always be the love and support we have in our friends, family and well-wishers. Nurture and invest in them as you'll need them someday for sure.
Moral 4: YOUR TURN/YOUR TAKE - what other moral or learning point can YOU pull out?🤔
Go on then, take the challenge - it's just for fun!