Guest Writer

This week, I’d like to welcome Tomi Rues to my Guest Writer Spot. She has written a lovely uplifting piece. Before you read it, here are some interesting facts about her:

Tomi Rues is an adjunct college teacher, blogger, and lifelong journal writer. She loves a good pen and a journal to write in. She has worked with May Designs creating journals and now with CreateSpace through Amazon. You can find her at
Her writing has been featured in Prairie Ink: A Literary Annual, The Christian Science Sentinel, Lifehack (tips for life), and Midlife Blvd. She is a member of the High Plains Writing Group.


Lazy Days and Lazy Hours

By Tomi Rues

A few weeks ago I found myself a little disappointed that we weren’t having any lazy days. I like that term “lazy days of summer.” With me doing some grant writing, the kids busy with all their activities, yard work, friends, life…. it just didn’t seem there were any empty days on the calendar. Well, as we all know, things change. As children get older they get more involved, and that’s normal and okay, unless we aren’t willing to accept that things change.

So, I was feeling a little sad about what I wanted and wondering if any “free” days would open up, and I realized that maybe I couldn’t have full lazy days, but I most certainly could have lazy hours. This was a small revelation that filled me with immediate relief and a little joy at the same time.

In a way, this little life lesson can apply to many other aspects of my life. Sometimes a little is better than none, and sometimes solutions do come when we open up our minds.



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12 Responses to Guest Writer

  1. As a man of a certain age I’ve perfected turning lazy hours into days!

  2. Thank you so much for letting me be a guest writer! Happy summer to you.:)

  3. Reblogged this on DSM Publications and commented:
    Meet guest writer Tomi Rues in this post from Esther Chilton’s blog.

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