I never heard the expression until Sheila used it...a slug day is a day where you simply do nothing except relax and do whatever you feel like doing. A walk on the beach just might be the most energy we expend today! While most people would consider it wasting time, for me it's a day to just recharge my battery, ponder the meaning of life, think about the week ahead and appreciate this very moment...the one that's happening right now.
I got a kick out of "Urban Dictionary"s" definition:
"The day after Christmas, where you make a "slime trail" from the couch to the fridge, while watching the movies you received as presents. We celebrated slug day by watching TV and finishing off the leftover Christmas cookies."
This definition suggests that Slug Day is a once a year event, but obviously there are some of us who need it a little more often.
Here's my point...sometimes a day of accomplishing absolutely nothing is in itself an accomplishment. We live in an incredibly busy and demanding world. We're constantly on the go, working on new projects, trying to find that magic combination of our skills to add another dimension to our business and creativity. Most of us rarely get moments without a computer, iPad or cell phone. Then, there are moments when trolls, family conflicts, personal challenges and good old fatigue, just to name a few, step in to challenge our dreams and test our convictions.
Well, Sheila and I are taking a slug day and after this morning's post, the computer is off limits until tomorrow morning. Business is going to wait until Monday. Any personal challenges we're dealing with go on the back burner and we're just going to enjoy each other and the incredible life God's given us.
Oh and one quick thing I learned this week...I read in one of the magazines I get, giving or getting a hug for a full ten seconds has some therapeutic value. Check it out - Go hug somebody you love and start counting. It really works!
Happy Slug Day everybody...thank you for your support and allowing me to share a moment that for some of you will seem totally off course...but if you don't go off course now and then, how do you know you're on the right path?
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