Why don’t you sit by the fire
Put your feet up
Sip some tea
And color in your coloring book?
You need these moments to renew,
To revive your weary mind
To be here right now
And let go of what should be left behind.
Why don’t you breathe in
This very moment… and the next and the next
As you stretch up from your yoga mat
Reaching for the stars in the heavens.
You need to feel your body here
Noticing each breath and pause
Caring for the aches and pains
And embracing your human strength and limitations.
Why don’t you just notice
The little beings surrounding you
Children, cats, dogs, even the house mice
Vying for your eyes upon them.
Waking up, noticing, being here now
Will repair your brain circuits
Supporting healing from the trauma
That everyday stress brings to you.
Why don’t you just be
Relax, revive, regenerate, renew your soul- being
Breathe, live in this moment, let go…
Why don’t you?