Disgusting, isn’t it?
Many people find it hard to relax. They’re too busy keeping themselves busy. They’re probably afraid that if they take the time to relax they’ll have a hard time getting back to what was keeping them busy in the first place.
Yoga is one of my favorite ways to relax. I also enjoy reading a good book or watching reruns of “Law and Order.”
Relaxation for my husband means going for a bike ride or napping while surfing the channels on our TV.
The other day I heard about a another way to relax but it’s not something I ever plan to try.
The other day when I was in the ladies locker room at the gym I heard a woman say, “I’m so fired up after that zumba class. Can’t wait to go to the stable and relax.” What was so relaxing about a stable, I wondered. Was she planning to nap on a pile of hay? “There’s something so therapeutic about cleaning things up that feels so good.”
“You really enjoy cleaning a stable?” I asked her.
“Sure.” she said. “There’s something about shoveling manure that’s so relaxing.”
I didn’t tell her but in my opinion her idea was absolutely disgusting.
“Doesn’t the smell turn you off?” I couldn’t help asking.
“Not at all,” came her reply. “It smells just like fresh grass.”
What can you learn from this?
- We’re each entitled to have our own opinions
- Whenever possible, do your best to have an open mind.
- Your way may not be the only way.
- It’s okay to disagree.
- Don’t knock it until you try it.