Tag Archive | relax

The egg chair

The egg chair!

What, you ask?

Well it’s a chair 

In the shape of an egg

And it’s suspended from above

You sit in it…

So far it’s like any other chair

But you can twirl in the egg chair

Rock back and forth 

Go side to side

Or all the way around

It’s like you are floating on water 

Moving up and down with the waves

When you sit in the egg chair 

You can relax more

You can daydream 

You feel uplifted and light 

The egg chair is what Albert wanted this summer

But as far as I was concerned 

I thought it was a bit over the top

Did we really need an egg chair?

We’ve done just fine without it till now

After all it’s so big

Takes up so much space 

Will it fit with the rest of the patio furniture?

I had all kinds of reasons why it was an extra expense

But when I sit in it now

And swing and rock back and forth

The feeling is priceless

And I think Albert has good taste 

July 23rd, 2021

Sometimes

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Sometimes it’s good to have no plans

Sit and let your thoughts play in the playground of your mind

No place to be

No appointments to keep

Nothing to cross off your to-do list

Just sit and stare

Or in my case, write 

With with no agenda or plan

Write as a kind of meditation

With no goal in mind

These times are rare but essential

Our souls need maintenance too

If we fill up every hour of our day

We may burn out 

Or feel really tired

We need time to focus on positive thoughts

To look for beauty in nature or art

Perhaps create something just because

Take a break from the rat-race of life and

Breathe deeply

And after a while, when we are ready

Tackle the things that need to be done

April 25th, 2021

The slow lane…

If you can go 70 miles an hour all the time
Please do!
Don’t mind me in the slow lane!

I’ve gotten to know myself
I’m a sprinter
For a while I can enjoy the fast lane
And then I need to take a break

I used to push myself too much a lot of the time
Not listen to the “I’m tired” signals!
Compare myself to others all the time
Crash and burn after a while

And truth be told
Sometimes, I still do!

But I try to pace myself
No, I won’t be everywhere all the time
I need time to reflect as well
I need time to write and process my thoughts

So, it will be the slow lane sometimes
The no-rush lane
The smell-the-roses lane
The relax and play lane

So my mind and body can recuperate
And get ready for the fast lane!

Lida Berghuis
August 9th, 2014
Green Acre

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The place I come to relax!
To write!
To forget my to-do list!
To just sit silently
To read
To be surrounded by people and music
To sit with my face in the sun
or next to the fireplace
To empty my cup
To catch my breath
To meditate and contemplate
To drink my morning coffee
To find my balance
To have some me-time
so I can care for others
the rest of the day!

Lida Berghuis
March 26th, 2013