As in flecks of reflection from the week: what I'm learning and celebrating. Here we go...
Things I learned this week:
- Taking a few hours to do something that you want to do solely because you want to do it refreshes your soul's well exponentially. I make a point to do this every year for my birthday (but wouldn't it beneficial to do so several times per year--maybe once per quarter). This year I went to Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve where I wandered trails by myself, photographed nature, and paused to soak up the sounds of trickling creek water. The effect lasted for days.
- If you get flats of flowers, you should really plant them that day or the next. Not on days three and four when they are wilting and drying and need to be revived. Just keep them happy from the start. (Hmmm... that's probably a good lesson for lots of things in life.)
Things I'm celebrating this week:
- My birthday!
- Taking time for myself.
- Planting flowers.
- Playing outside.
Things that are resonating with me:
the problem with you is me by Karen Maezen Miller wherein she says...
Leaving no trace is a practice that goes on well after you clean your shoes, brush your teeth, and wash a lifetime of coffee cups. No trace is aimed at getting rid of all the petty offenses, inconveniences, and problems in your life: namely, you. Or should I say, me.
Guilt-free Diet by Sadie Rose Casey on Annapurna Living because sometimes you need to get messy in the kitchen with whatever makes it easy to revel in delicious experience.
Today I will bake a cake.
It will not be gluten-free or grain-free. It will not be made with substitution flours – legumes or nuts posing imperfectly as wheat. It will not have coconut in it unless the frosting has shredded pieces of coconut flesh mixed into it.
What did you learn this week? What are you celebrating? Leave a comment and I'll share a "Woohoo!"