May 5, 2010

it needs a little salt, she said.....

sometimes
it's good to just sit
~
it doesn't matter if it's
in your own backyard on your grandmother's quilt
with a bowl of freshly popped popcorn
or
on a bench at the zoo while the kids next to you lick melting ice cream
from their hands and arms
or
in the sand while you watch the ocean reach up and pull the sun down
so it can be tucked in for the night
~
nope
it doesn't matter
~
all that matters is that you take the time to do it
*
so
where are you sitting today
?

39 comments:

  1. Right now I am sitting next to an open window with my computer enjoying a cool but sweet breeze. Soon I will be sitting in the car as I go back road wandering with my best friend and my camera. :-)

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  2. Such a perfectly simple image. And - I'm soon going to roll out my mat..and sit with myself for awhile underneath the flowering cherry tree!!!

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  3. On the couch with a cup of coffee watching the rising sun out the front window. Mornings are awesome here and I don't want to miss them. Nice post reminding us to take the time to sit and breathe and be in the moment. The picture of the chair on the grass is calming.

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  4. I'm sitting here on the couch with a hot cup of java and my laptop.

    No time to waste however, it's off to work for me!!!!!!

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  5. Sitting at my studio table, creating a gift for my Mom for her 65th birthday. Putting some extra love into it...I kind of made her cry today when I was doing what I needed to do for myself. I am hoping the xtra love will shine through and ease unintentional hurt I caused. I love her so.
    Oh, and the view from my window ? A magnificent maple tree, higher than my house, filled with newly opened leaves, so green that make your heart say "Oh !!!"
    Big Love to you, beautiful Beth !

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  6. ...I've been sitting on the porch lately...it is perfect porch weather... not too hot not too cold and I can smell the apple blossoms and lilac blossoms and hear the wind chimes...

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  7. On the back porch of This Old House (on sheetrock buckets because there are no chairs yet) .. inhaling the luscious scent of ancient lilacs from the breeze blowing down off the hillside ...

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  8. Great photo! You are a wonderful spirit...reminding us to just be. And love the comments as well; ahhhh

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  9. I want to sit in my backyard all day.

    I will be sitting at soccer fields later.

    It is what it is sometimes, but you are right, try not to make it matter.

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  10. i could easily sit in that chair.
    kt

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  11. i could easily sit in that chair.
    kt

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  12. Gorgeous! I sat outside starbucks with my latte, then stood soaking up the sun eating a bratwurst....followed up sitting in the sun with my pup dreaming of an ice cold margarita! It's true sad but true! Have a golden day!

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  13. Sitting at my computer enjoying the squirrels scamper around outside. Oh, I hope they don't eat my green cherries beginning to develop on the tree.

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  14. ~ in the garden ~
    watching the beautiful leaves
    ~ of autumn ~

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  15. i'm sitting on my bed working on a column about home. thanks for your input. i feel like all of my thoughts are so fragmented still.

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  16. I will sit. On the front porch. And in bed with my youngest to snuggle.

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  17. thanks for the reminder. Having a picnic with my family on sat in which I will sit and watch them play. that is a favorite place to sit. today I will also sit in the bleachers as I watch my sophomore son be amazing on the varsity volleyball team! I am his biggest fan! Another favorite place to sit. But at the lake in the sun might be the all time favorite... a few more weeks and I will be there. :)

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  18. oh yes...my butt is firmly planted to a chair in front of my computer at work...well, except for now. i'm about to go walking to get lunch.

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  19. In about a half hour, I'll be sitting at my Vietnamese nail shop getting a manicure and pedicure and a 15 minute foot massage...no time for more...leave in the morning for Sacramento - son's wedding is Friday evening at Scribner winery! Have the rehearsel dinner tomorrow...so excited!

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  20. Sitting in my lazy boy, my favorite spot in my home....Hugs

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  21. Well, right now I'm sitting at my office computer, sneaking in a little blog looking while I'm on a webinar.

    And yes, sometimes you've gotta sit!

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  22. Watching the clock tick off the last silent minutes till the boys come barging through the door back from school!

    And you know what they say? Mom, why are you sitting in front of the computer again :)

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  23. what a lovely photo Beth..sitting with tea and silence

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  24. kay, this image... speaks to me... like totally!!

    adore, adore...

    and of course, a most fabulous message!s

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  25. you've inspired me...to sit, watch the sky float by...and, if not for the squirrel outside washing her little face and hands in the birdbath and doing little poses to get me to throw her another nut..., contemplate the invitation of a single chair in the grass.

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  26. oh, all I wanted to do today was sit, somewhere just like that. Finally I said enough, and went running, which is mostly the same thing, for me. I think I will just sit here, now, and stare at this photo a while and daydream...

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  27. I'll take sitting on grandma's quilt with the popcorn, but instead, I was at a desk writing all day.

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  28. I actually got to sit on the hammock today. A short respite while gardening. Lovely composition and processing here!

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  29. Today was a busy day, but I did take a npa on the couch with my three year old. That was lovely.

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  30. I am sitting in a better place than I was yesterday. hugs my friend. love the photo.

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  31. I sat at a baseball game today- watched little one's laugh and tease. Watched owners with their dogs and wished I had one. Loooked at the beautiful sky and wished the weather was just a bit warmer :)

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  32. Love the beautiful image...and I would love to be sitting right there! So- I did sit. All day in meetings. And I came away with my knee hurting really badly- have NO idea why- I did not DO anything all day- typical me.Ugh!!! Thanks for all the comments recently- very much appreciated!!!

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  33. Sigh. Yes, just sitting sometimes is the best thing to do. Right now I'm sitting on my sofa, but soon I'll be outside sitting by a pond or by the river--right where I want to be.

    Thanks for this lovely post, Beth! xo

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  34. Wonderful post!
    I was just sitting outside weeding the iris bed
    : )

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  35. Sitting amongst soft, dusty coloured,pieces of silk and linen dyed with Elderberries. There's a lovely photo of my mum on top,and she is waiting to be first in a precious photo album

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  36. Hi Beth, I did some sitting in my comphy chair and sobbed for over an hour....I miss my aunt (who've I lost last summer) so so very much...
    I needed this post Beth to spice it up a little. I've given all the salt there was...Hope it was enough...Thanks sweetie.
    Ohhh by the way great great shot.

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  37. Sittin' on my loveseat. I love that it's called a loveseat, even though I sit here

    alone.

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  38. I'm sitting after a day of zooming my 3 yr old son's new remote control car all over grandma's house. After playing with our new puppy on the back grass and jumping on the trampoline with the kids, falling into a fit of laughter.

    I'm sitting happy today, after days of blue. And it feels warm.

    PS: Love your blog, I'll most def be back!!

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**I love reading the comments you leave, as they make me feel like we're sitting in my kitchen, having a cup of tea, discussing life and wondering where all the time has gone ...beth