Monday, December 18, 2006

Napping......

I am not a fan of naps. I quit liking naps after my sophmore year in college. (back then I LOVED to sleep, no matter what time of day) I like to get up early (I even set my alarm on the weekends) because I have become a morning person. If I sleep late I feel like I have lost my morning. I am productive in the mornings. I like to get out of bed, drink my coffee and start the day. I definitely do not like to put my day on hold for a nap. I usually wake up feeling more tired than before and a little angry that I wasted an hour.

Well, this past Saturday I gave into the "nap". I had gotten up early, around 6:00am, worked out, hit Wal-Mart and then the mall for Christmas shopping. Around 2:00 I started to feel a lil sleepy. I laid in bed with my husband while he watched a movie and I fell asleep. I slept for about 2 hours. When I woke up- it wasn't so bad. I almost felt rejuvenated and I wasn't the least bit upset that I was lazy for 2 hours.

I found this lil short "story" on napping on the back of one of my tea boxes....

On Napping
"When we were young, the 'tall' ones told us when to slow down. When the demands of the world became too great, their powers of reasoning proved maddeningly accurate. 'I think someone's tired', they observed. And off for a nap we went. Ten minutes later, our dreaming faces had put us back in good favor with our exasperated parents. When we woke, the world somehow made sense again. What kind of truth might a napping child impart to us? Now we are the tall ones, living in a complicated world with no one to tell us when to slow down. The slumbering little one knows the value of not having the last word, of accepting a minor defeat. It's so simple. Miss out on something. Put yourself back in your own good favor. The world will wait."
David Jacoby

So, I will try to remember this- the world will wait.
I am not saying I will nap every weekend, but once in awhile can't hurt.

1 comment:

Val, that's me said...

Naps are WONDERFUL!! I cherish them when I get them. Which is few and far! :)