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Giving Our Body Some Extra Sleep

Updated on November 22, 2017

Put To Rest

Relaxing the body before it is needed

What an odd thought

Going to bed when we are not tired

I tried it as an experiment

Closing my eyes when they wanted to open

Letting my thoughts appear only to disappear

The challenge of all things we know and don't know

I practiced my breathing

I tried to imagine every one of my body parts

Working effortlessly accomplishing all the jobs they are designed to do

After two hours my body eagerly climbed out of bed

All my benefits might not be shown

No signs of stress or tense muscles

A feeling of pleasing myself with no effort

Waking up to the world around me

As if I have just dived into a pool of water

Now I can feel all my senses react

My hearing which was put on pause

Which would of jumped into action

If an alarm was sounded

The beauty of sight

Used every day but never praised

Each foot landing on the floor

My stomach now hungry

My mouth ready to taste each food

To add to my good health

The way my brain cooperates with my body

How they magnificently work as a duet

Each waiting for the proper time to play it's roll

On Q and performing perfectly

Blessed by life

Giving a new meaning

To Thanks-for-giving-me-this-day

Wishing everyone I know and haven't even met yet

A wonderful, healthy and happy Thanksgiving Day

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      DREAM ON 2 weeks ago

      Gypsy Rose Lee I had a beautiful Thanksgiving and the weather turned out nice too. I find I do better with a routine than having no schedule at all. It is so hard to get that broken sleep and still go back after and sleep more and then feel well rested. You could try setting a schedule and if it didn't work better for you could go back to the way things are now ? I think you will accomplish a lot more in less time. Let me know if you give it a try? It is always nice sharing thoughts and ideas and see where they lead. Happy Sunday.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 2 weeks ago from Riga, Latvia

      Hope you and yours had a great Thanksgiving. Who can rest? Tell you about my nightly schedule. I don't worry about what time I go to bed just when I am becoming sleepy. I no sooner manage to get to sleep Sid wants some food. I feed Sid and back into bed. I don't know how long I am sleeping Sid wants out in the wee hours. I get back to bed Sid wants back in. When he finally really sleep at about 9 AM I can sleep uninterrupted but then I have much too much to do and should get up otherwise it already gets dark again at about 4PM and there is no day at all.

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      DREAM ON 2 weeks ago

      Kari Poulsen I look around my home for our cat all the time. Where is she now? I see her napping in the sun. I pull up a chair right beside her and off I go. Thank you sharing and caring. I hope your day is spectacular.

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      Kari Poulsen 2 weeks ago from Ohio

      I need more of those "naps". I used to meditate often, but I have gotten out of the habit. I enjoyed this very much. :)