My friend StudioLolo, the ever so talented...gave out a challenge to list 5 things that keep my spirit happy and healthy every day. Here's a problem...I don't feel like I actively enjoy every day! And I should. There are things that I do every day that help - let me list them and see...
1) Get up early every day to enjoy my coffee in quiet - watch the sunrise if possible.
2) Enjoy my hot, lovely warm shower!
3) Go to work and enjoy what I do.
4) Always look to see if DH's studio light is on when I get home; that makes me feel warm inside
5) Try some art everyday.
But as I write this I realize that it's not enough to really support my spirit - and I have to find some daily activities that do good for me - be it exercise or a spiritual path, or more music. I don't know yet, but thanks Laurel for making me aware that I just ain't doing enough for myself. I have a bit of a fear of being selfish, or a princess and tend to do for others rather than myself... isn't that silly? Inner peace does not a princess make - and I do need to find some additional inner peace.
I will - this I resolve!
( just read this post - it resonated)
On another note, Ms terrific Soulbrush gave out an award - which I appreciate so much! Joss and I met this past April, and while the time together wasn't long enough - it was friendship at first sight! We will meet again I hope. She posted this picture also, but I just love it enough to post it again. We are in the car park of the hotel I was staying at where her patient hubby was waiting with Snuffs for us to complete our hour long gaggle.
Aren't we all gorgeous!!! And Pink!!!!
Third point. Vacation in Florida. DH got better, and we did some epic bike rides which were wonderful. But as usual, I get stressed trying to take care of me...Us...the folks...and the MIL. I simply don't know how, or have forgotten how to simply relax and let it all just wash over me. Is it a form of narcissism to feel responsible for others? There actually was not that much pressure on me to do things, I must be putting the pressure on myself. I might try self hynosis (have to learn how first) to bring a bit of relaxation to my mind. Has anyone tried that?
I will post some of Miss Em's impressions of this visit - have to finish inking them in.