Of sleeping and parks. Sleeping in the park? Why not?
What part of the evening am I grateful for? That is the question for this prompt. As mentioned in my previous post, I am done with one prompt but I still have two more to go.
I used to be work night shift. It was exciting during the first few days and weeks but it does have a toll on me. I know it's not for me. What I was grateful then was the learning process, the excitement for working and doing something out of my comfort zone. Then the nature of work became dragging and stressful. The only thing I was grateful then was breaks and naps that I can get. Those naps are the most complete sleep and rest that I can get. Working in a BPO and night shift at that disrupts your sleep. So I left.
Now that I work during the day and in a different work environment, it's not as stressful. I can get enough sleep at night.
So sleeping is that I am grateful for the evenings. I do like the coolness too. It may be warm on a hot weather but at least it's cooler than during the daytime.
I also like the darkness. That signifies sleep and rest. That's why I am comfortable in the dark.
I also like the fact that evenings are time to reflect and be grateful for the day that had happened no matter how bad or good it is.
I can rest from the worries and let the next day take care of those.
I like the fact that I surrender myself into peace and nothingness.
The second prompt is about a public service or organization that I am grateful for. An example it gave was parks.
Have you ever taken a nap at the park? I have.
We used to do that when we were younger when our family would go to the park for a picnic. The last time I did that was some years ago, maybe 3 or 4 years ago in one of the parks here. It was just a beautiful day, warm and sunny but still enough clouds to shade us from the sun.
We visit one of the parks, found a space enough to give us privacy, shady with cool breeze blowing. Our bed was the earth carpeted with grass.
Parks are breathing spaces. One of the reasons I like my city are the parks that we have here. They are maintained well enough. One can easily go any of these parks and relax.
That's why nature is important. It nourishes us. It nurtures us. We should take care more of nature because of the benefits we get from it.
I appreciate the flowers that beautify our parks. The trees that give us shade. The respite we get from the busyness of the day. We also get recreation and it's a good place for exercise.
Go to a park and sit there and observe. Let your senses work. Be more appreciative of what you see, hear, feel, smell and touch.
So there goes my gratitude post for the day.
To all father's out there, Happy Father's Day!