Thursday, May 21, 2009
An Anecdote to Stress
When I feel overwhelmed, like I am accomplishing nothing, I mow the lawn.
Growing up, I never mowed the lawn. I was in charge of dishes. My brother and I switched off washing and drying. I always preferred washing.
Since we moved to a house with yard, I have taken a liking to mowing the lawn. I go out in the backyard, pull the rope attached to the motor, and make straight lines with the mower in the overgrown grass.
Mowing the yard only takes a few minutes. I think, pray, and feel like I was accomplished a task, checked something off of my list.
The yard looks presentable once again, the myriad of balls no long litter the grass, and the smell of fresh cut grass permeates the air. Ahhh!
I like to mow the lawn. I also like black coffee in the morning, and prefer sandals to boots.
That's just me.
What do you like to do?