Tuesday, May 3, 2011

"Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be." — Shel Silverstein

 Do you ever feel like life is just too crazy busy?
Like no matter what you do, you can't get caught up?
 Wherever you turn there is more to be done, right?
 It can be overwhelming.
My advice for the days like this?
Put on your princess hat and relax.
Yep, you heard me right.
Chillax with your bad self.
Maybe sip a nice cold something or other
 under an umbrella in the bright sunshine!

Grab the latest, greatest novel and dig in!
 Or just sit with your girlfriends and get caught up on all the latest gossip.
 Definitely cook a gourmet dinner for your family
in your fancy dancy oven.
Maybe play a game of hopscotch or two in front of your adoring fans?
Or perhaps you could just cop a feel 
during an innocent game of checkers while you are playing with your friends.

Any of these things will turn your stressful day 
into a blissful one.
Trust and believe!
; )

"Listen to the mustn'ts, child. 
Listen to the don'ts. 
Listen to the shouldn'ts, 
the impossibles, 
the won'ts. 
Listen to the never haves, 
then listen close to me... 
Anything can happen, child. 
Anything can be."

— 
Shel Silverstein



38 comments:

lifebythecreek said...

"Cop a feel"... hahahaaaa... oh Becky! I love looking at the world through your eyes. You see what the rest of us miss, and it is too beautiful to overlook. Thank you...

TheHouseWifeRookie said...

I love Shel Silverstein! and I love this post!

Brian Miller said...

see you had me a shel and then you had to go get all kinda bautiful in the pics...

Danyelle said...

You always seem to capture the best lighting and lifestyle shots.

Shel Silversteen is one of my favorites.

Tiffany said...

Neat perspectives and good lighting!

myevil3yearold said...

I love Shel Silverstein

Tamar SB said...

I love Shel Silverstein! These pictures were perfect compliments to the poem!

Tamar

Roger Owen Green said...

chill, indeed
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

angie said...

Definitely sage advice. And the pictures? As always. Gorgeous. You always capture so much life!

Kayce said...

I so needed to read this! I feel just like that right now and I seriously think my head is going to just fall off one day. The princess hat...it's goin on! The book is coming out and the space will be filled with quiet! :) Thanks!

Diana...aka...MeMe said...

Becky... I love every thing you post! I wish we were friends in "real' life!

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

Your words and photos go perfectly together. Love me some Shel Silverstein!

Gigi said...

Best advice ever! I'm off to look for my princess hat!

vivi b. said...

Well, right now until about a few days.. I'm still in the chilax mode. Maybe when I start work this Saturday, everything will be crazy again!

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Formerly known as Frau said...

Love it and your shots are awesome! There is always tomorrow to finish it all and the next day and the next!

Freckles & Dimples Photography said...

I love Shel Silverstein...the giving tree is one of my favorite books ever.
I think I'll go cop a feel with dave :)
Have a great rest of the week!
M

Sarah said...

I love that Shel Silverstein quote. Gorgeous photos.

Caseybumpinalong said...

Great advice (I needed to hear that today), and as always, great photos!

TechnoBabe said...

The perfect time for me to stop, do nothing, do something for myself, is when I feel overwhelmed. Nice post. I like the continuation of photos from the learning center.

Maddy said...

You crack me up!! That "cop a feel" caption was priceless :) Great advice...and I hope you, too, are following it, Miss Busy Bee!

April said...

I love me some Shel Silverstein! I have several of his books. Hmm...I need to find my tiara. I feel some serious chillaxing is in order! Thanks for the inspiration, Becky!

Susan said...

Oh this is so awesome and the pictures are just perfect.

Beautiful princess too.

LOVE IT. Love you!

photowannabe said...

Love, love, love this post. I know I always am saying that but this one is awesome.
Shel Silverstein is one of my favorites. My boys learned many of his poems in their younger years (and still know them)
I'm going to put on my Princess tiara after the next two weeks and chillax to the 'enth degree....

septembermom said...

Loved this post so much! Thanks!

Jingle said...

This is a FANTASTIC post! And I absolutely LOVE the quote you began and ended with! So glad you stopped by my blog because that totally brought me here!

Linda Makiej said...

Lovely B&W photo!! Happy top have found you to follow!!

Debbie said...

What a great lesson for us all to take to heart!

GayleV said...

Such lovely words and images. And super appropriate for my week! I need one of those "princess hat" days. I have one planned. Just have to make it to Friday!!!

Kay L. Davies said...

Everyone should have a princess hat, even if it looks like a baseball cap.
Wonderful photos, and great quote!
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Joanna Jenkins said...

I sooo need toi get me a Princess Hat :-)

I feel like I've been out of the loop for so long so I'm off to catch up on your gorgeous posts. They always lift my spirits and make me smile.

Hope all's well with you. xo jj

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

I think I need to find me a princess hat and take your advice. I'm in those 'more to be done everywhere I turn' times now. :) Love ya girl!

Tumblewords: said...

I'd love a princess hat! To be sure. What adorable kids!

Jayme said...

Perfection, and just what I needed tonight!

Erika B said...

Beautiful "sunflary" shots!

Erika B

deb duty said...

You are so good at capturing great, but simple moments.

Busy Bee Suz said...

I need a princess hat...and a pink oven!!!! CUTE.

Caroline said...

I just love these photos!! All of them..real. xo

Marie said...

GREAT pictures and wonderfully said...