"Dolce Far Niente" = The Sweetness of Doing Nothing
Eat Pray Love ♥
There is a scene in the movie: Eat Pray Love, where an Italian man is expressing how: "you American's make yourselves feel so guilty! That you don't just enjoy life moment by moment and how you make yourselves feel that you 'deserve' a break to feel enjoyment in life." When he said that I thought, "wow - he's right!"
Do you naturally enjoy life, or do you feel like you have to get your "to-do-list" accomplished first, to 'deserve' you have the right to feel enjoyment? Now, I'm not talking about becoming lazy and not caring about the daily task's that do need to get done ... I'm talking about 'enjoying life' even while going about our task's during the day. The Italian man in the movie continued on by saying, "we Italians know how to enjoy life - moment by moment. We don't need to be told that we deserve a break!" Wow! Isn't that a refreshing awakening??!! So, I must heartedly agree that once in awhile - it IS okay to enjoy "Dolce Far Niente!"
Carve out a moment today, just for you to enjoy this "sweetness!" Even if it's simply sitting on your front porch with an ice cold drink of lemonade in hand for 15 minutes or so...or as long as you want!
YOU DESERVE IT! Life is meant to be enjoyed, and not feeling "guilty" about "deserving" to enjoy it!!
Your spirit will be re-charged and you will be a much better person to be around! Not only for yourself, but for others too. And don't feel like you have to be told that you deserve a break. You do.
The Italians have it right!! : )