The world does not come to an abrupt halt if I take a day off. I did something totally unlike me on Sunday. I didn’t do my usual routine. I didn’t take a shower. (Shudder) I didn’t put make up on. I spent the entire day reading on the deck overlooking the beach . I didn’t cook. I ate leftovers and frozen pizza.
Life has been busy lately and this little getaway to the beach for the week of Thanksgiving is proving to be just what I needed even though I didn’t realize how much I needed it.
So, by all means, call the Smithsonian.
I can’t take credit for that reference. That came from a fabulous sermon I heard last week by the Rev. Dr. Mark Ralls, the current District Superintendent of our district in the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. Mark also used to be my boss. I miss him and it was so good to see and hear him.
The sermon has stuck in my mind because he spoke of a lot of great things, but the song he quoted by the North Carolina born Avett Brothers is what has really stuck in my mind. “Smithsonian” is catchy and has a message that relates to a lot of different things. The chorus is as follows:
“Call the Smithsonian, I made a discovery.
Life ain’t forever and lunch isn’t free.
Loved ones will break your heart with or without you
Turns out we don’t get to know everything.”
So call the Smithsonian. I took a day off. And the world didn’t fall apart. I highly recommend it.