Over the winter much of my time has revolved around writing and reading. Being a writer it is easy to think I know how I am supposed to be spending my time. But this spring I am reminded of the mind clearing benefits of manual labor. My days have been filled with
- scrubbing floors and window
- shearing sheep
- mucking out barns and stalls
- clearing winter debris
- cuddling children with skinned knees from playing outside
- repairing winter damage
Now when I am feeling guilty about taking time away from “work” I am reminded that sometimes it is hard work that is best for clearing the head and starting new. I could definitely use a new start.