dsc_0001 Last Sunday after a challenging week, Ray had gone to run errands leaving me home by myself to relax.  I won’t go into details about the events that led up to needing time alone but I will say my home and my psyche were left with a “bad energy” residue from the prior seven days.

I was gazing out the window pondering my thoughts when I noticed a lazy bunny quietly lounging under the rosemary bush in our front courtyard.

I love that the wildlife taking residence at my home feels comfortable enough to luxuriate in the shade on a hot summer day.  Ray and I made every effort to build a home that vibrated with good energy.  It’s no accident.  Our house is the chill-out pad by design — even for the wildlife.  How cool is that?

This was a good sight for me.  As I watched the creature lay there in a state of ennui, I was reminded that life is too short for bad energy.  Look at the picture!  Does that bunny look like it’s worrying about turning into coyote food?  No!  It’s just resting quietly with a ho-hum expression on its cute bunny face.  Bunny is living in the now.

Growing up as a depressed kid, my mother told me many times; happiness comes from within.  It took me a long time to figure that out (and sometimes I forget).  Mom was right.

Happiness also comes from this cute bunny photo.  I think I’ll print it and put it on the wall in my office. . .

7 Thoughts on “Ya Just Gotta Relax

  1. Cobban, I’m glad you’re able to find time to just relax. We all need to chill more. Especially people in this country. People have lost all common sense and it seems easier for them to cope by letting off steam and to make everyone else just as miserable. Of course, they make things worse by doing so and also won’t achieve anything. But that’s a whole different story.

    We barely escaped a bad car accident on the way to work this morning. I may not have a job anymore by the end of this week. Am I freaked out? No. I can’t anymore. I’ve been through too much crap in my life already. Besides, it will not change anything. Whatever happens happens and we will deal with it accordingly. And if it’s something we have no control over then that’s all we can do. I’m all for relaxation and taking time out from the daily routine. Life is too short and we are not allowing ourselves to enjoy it more and the world around us.

    So, enjoy your relaxing time. And the happiness in form of lounging bunnies. You obviously needed it and deserve it.

    Besides, it may inspire you to find more stories for your blog. And we love reading your blog. Happy Blogiversary, by the way 🙂

  2. Alice on 12/08/2009 at 10:10 AM said:

    Love the bunny and your blog. Please keep up with the writing and the picture taking. I love hearing about you and Ray. And I love your photographs. You really are an exceptional photographer. Cheers!


  3. You both are awesome. I shall keep taking pictures and writing about bunnies and such. Alice, that kitty cat of yours is adorable.

  4. Excellent photo- very high cuteness coefficient.

  5. Ed on 14/08/2009 at 4:23 PM said:

    Awesome I didn’t even think Jack Rabbits ever allowed themselves to lower their guard this far. Clearly he’s expecting you to fetch him a Margaretta. (no salt, extra ice)

  6. Zach Sparrow on 14/08/2009 at 9:23 PM said:

    Cobban –

    I love love love that picture and your story about the bunny and relaxing. I shared it with Todd, too. I have never seen a bunny in a position like that. How neat to catch that moment in time!

    Love Zach

  7. Jeff on 16/08/2009 at 8:38 AM said:

    Hi Cobban,

    What a refreshing story! Isn’t it amazing how nature brings us what we need? We have only to be present enough to receive it!

    Nice seeing you and Ray the other day at Hi Desert…

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