Disgusting, isn’t it?

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?

  1. We’re each entitled to have our own opinions
  2. Whenever possible, do your best to have an open mind.
  3. Your way may not be the only way.
  4. It’s okay to disagree.
  5. Don’t knock it until you try it.