Take it Easy

An old song by the Eagles (written mostly by Jackson Browne)

A way to say goodbye or end a conversation

An expression that means take things at a comfortable pace.

I am trying to take it easy today, though I am not very good at it. I am attempting to shake a cold and deal with the lingering discomfort from my fall off a ladder three weeks ago. Silly me, thought I would be all better in a day or two.

It’s important for me to accomplish things. It keeps my fragile sense of self-worth intact. 

Anyway, I am trying to take a sabbath today. The to-do list is short and simple and includes things I actually enjoy. Maybe the world will not fall apart if I take a day off.

We all need a sabbath, time to rest and reflect and get refreshed. 

Of course, we also need something to do, something that gives a sense of meaning and accomplishment. It’s not bad to be driven, if we allow for a sabbath now and then.

I guess we both need to “get off our ass” and “take it easy.” The key is keeping them in balance.

I told someone the other day, “I have so many hobbies, it’s like having a job.” Just as important is the discipline of taking a sabbath.

Don’t let the sound of your own wheels make you crazy.

Take it easy.

About Glenn

Glenn Hager is a blogger, former newspaper columnist, and author of two books, An Irreligious Faith and Free Range Faith.
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