Getting a Break From Being a Grown-Up

by | Aug 28, 2018 | Inspiration, Laughter, Life |

There’s a gecko…a very fat, freckled fella under my lantern light. I think I’ll just sit here in the car and watch him awhile. It’s like the wren I watched yesterday. I was in the outdoor shower and became entranced watching him forage through the leaf litter under a nearby tree. Fascinating.

It’s been a crazy couple of months. Lots of decisions made…most so stinking hard, but once made, floods of peace eventually followed. One decision took months to make…like watching a slow train wreck…I retired the engine.

Do you ever make decisions like that? Decisions that stop a steady bleed out, but break your heart at the same time? On one hand you save your life, but on the other, you halt a dream and that costs dearly.

Adulting just ain’t easy.

Some days (like you I’m sure), I want to get off the grown-up ride and look for the kiddie rides. You know, the lesser-admission, lower-impact rides that allow you to eat cotton candy and drink sodas and still ride all day without the tummy ache or vertigo.

I offer a solution or at least a reprieve:

Central Park and long drives. Water sprinklers and children’s laughter. Rocking chairs and good books. Puppy kisses and butterflies.

And if you can find them…freckled geckos and foraging wrens.

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Nelda Sue Yaw is a Texas-based philanthropist, investor, artist, and producer with a unique mission: to help others overcome obstacles, find their true path, and live an inspired, joyful life. Nelda.com LLC is Nelda’s incubator, and provides infrastructure and resources to accelerate the growth and success of various projects and causes core to Nelda’s philosophy. This companion web site, www.nelda.com, is a clearinghouse for these activities, and also produces and delivers a powerful content channel which amplifies the voices of Nelda.com’s many participants and projects, and brings synergy to the entire effort.

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