I was working on my computer at my home office yesterday and felt a hand on my back. When I turned, I realized it was our "Little Girl Cat", Dani. The touch on my back was startling because I was alone at the time, but seeing this little face looking for a little loving made me realize it was the perfect time to take a break from work. What better way to do that than to cuddle an animal, walk a favored dog or have a cup of tea with a friend.
My home will never be the neatest house in town. My desk will never be clear of piles. I am a hard worker but I also know the value of refreshing myself with a laugh with a friend, a snuggle with a pet, a conversation and laughter with my sons, a quiet half an hour with a novel or a walk around my garden. I think my clients are the better for the small breaks for happiness I take in my day.
Take a breather today and do something that makes your heart smile.