Tuesday, June 1, 2010

listen

listen to your heart.

i hear my heart speaking to me all the time, but i must admit that i don't always listen to what it's saying. and i've learned over the years that if there's one thing about hearts, it's that they definitely know what they're talking about.
lately my heart has been urging me to take a rest......and i've been resisting because resting isn't something that i do very easily. but the truth is that resting is probably one of the nicest gifts we can give ourselves.
so today i'm going to listen to my heart.
and i'm gifting myself permission to rest.
and probably eat some chocolate.
(maybe this will be easier than i thought.....)

i'll be back next week.....and i'll miss you!! xoxo


35 comments:

Ludid said...

enjoy this time for you fully. we will miss you, but when the hearts speaks....you are right....we listen. take it easy.

Butterfly Works said...

Yes, we must listen to our hearts and I am so glad you are listening to yours....Be sweet to yourself and let God smother you with all the beauty He has created....so you will be refreshed when you return...
Hugs and Blessings

rachel awes said...

oh i love this
so much...
the simplicity
& the utter beauty
of the art
of surrendering to it
as well as
the art
from your
paintbrush
& heart.
happy resting
& chocolateering.
xox

Sue K said...

Have a restful week Lori! As you said, you need to follow your heart. If you do get creative during the week, save it to show us later on when you are ready to come back. Be sure to spend plenty of "ME" time while you relax and recharge!
hugs, Sue

SweetbriarStudio (Christie) said...

What a wise (and yummy) thing to do for yourself AND your art. Happy resting (amd restoring and recreating)! ...and please pass the bon bons :)

Pat said...

Enjoy..we will miss you and your art!

Diva Kreszl said...

giving ourselves permission to slow down always makes for brighter days ahead!

PaperPumpkin said...

I am sending you heartfelt wishes for a restful, relaxing week, lori!♥

Tara said...

will miss you, but rest does a body good. Don't blame you one bit! As soon as school is out for the summer, I'm going to take a few days to rest myself!
Hugs,
Tara

Pat said...

"Listen to your Heart"

Why haven't I thought of this for the Good Advice series? Duh!!!!

Rest up my friend. You'll be missed but it will be such a treat when you return!!

Eden said...

Lori, your post is so true! Downtime, breaks, rest, recharge, haitus.....whatever you call it, they all serve a very GOOD purpose. Hope you come back re-newed and re-freshed!

Dolores said...

See you next week. It's always nice to have a break. Take a leisurely walk through a museum or gallery - you never know what you might find (and it takes care of the calories.)

Megan Coyle said...

I agree - it is necessary to listen to your heart. Hope you feel nice and rested when you return!

Martha Lever said...

I agree,we should listen to our hearts and I am so glad you are taking a little rest. This is such a wonderful little Lori Creation.

Ellie said...

I love this; It says eat some chocolate, smile, find joy and pass it forward(or pay it forward)!

Wonderful post~
I will try to listen, more often!

lillalotta said...

*gives you a big hug* I relate so much more than I could possibly ever admit. xxx

Beedeebabee said...

Hi Sweetie! Yep, we should all listen to our hearts, that's for sure! :) Have a fun, creative, chocolaty type of break ... and don't forget to throw in some real good, do nothing, rest time too! I'll really miss you. xoxo Paulette ;)

Beedeebabee said...

...OMG, I got so caught up in your little rest period news, I forgot to say how beautiful this piece is! I love, love, LOVE IT!!! XOXO

Becky Shander said...

I agree that taking regular breaks is important. Enjoy your down time...I hope that it will be filled with many wonderful moments.

shibori girl said...

Enjoy your rest, Dear Lori. We'll miss seeing you here, but it's important to listen, as I've been learning to do.

xoxo,

Kate

(I snuck a chocolate when you weren't looking... I just couldn't resist! :)

Marie aka Grams said...

Sending you chocolate wishes, and many cyber hugs. Have a wonderful mini retreat. Hope you return restored. xoxo

Mary said...

May you be renewed body, mind and spirit!!

Hugs sweet Lori!!

Veronica said...

HAve a good break, you deserve it!

Jane Farr said...

Enjoy your respite!!

A Dancing Mango said...

Lori,
I am happy you are listening to your heart.
the mind tells us to rest..we must listen..
Hugs,
Darlene

A Dancing Mango said...

Lori,
I am happy you are listening to your heart.Rest and then come back and create some more beauty!
the mind tells us to rest..we must listen..
Hugs,
Darlene

PeaceSeeker said...

Keep listening to your heart--we all love listening to your heart as well.

Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog! (I replied, but still don't know if, when I reply on my own blog, whether or not you get a notice of it.)

Renee Troy said...

Enjoy Lori...you deserve it!

Elena said...

Enjoy the time and eat an extra piece of chocolate for me please

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Hi Lori! Lovely creation! I'm glad you are listening to your heart and getting some much needed ME time. Enjoy your chocolates sweetie! :)

wv said...

fantastic!!

take a break!!

you deserve a break today (is that an old commercial?)

aimee said...

good for you! we'll be here when you get back!

chrissy said...

missy lori
i am so happy that you are listening to your heart.
something that i don.t do so well.
as you are resting and eating chocolate.
peek over at my blog and see the "little" message i left there for you.
you can do that while you are resting right?
sweet dreams.
c
p.s. i LOVE how rachel said "happy chocolateering" makes it sound so adventurous doesn.t it!

Jancalligrapher said...

Miss you, Lori, hope you are snuggling in with a good book and chocolate. hugs

Debbie said...

enjoy your well deserved rest Lori!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...