Nourishing the Soul


Wow, I feel great!!

I rolled out of bed early Monday morning. I haven’t felt this good in weeks!!  Usually I’m up early and ready to tackle the day but the last few weeks I had no ambition to get up. I forced myself during the week so I could go to work, but the weekend would find me in bed till 8 or 9am. Normally I’m up early on weekends running, walking, biking or some other activity.  I told myself “I need the rest” but inside I knew something was not right and I hadn’t quite put my finger on it.

Today I was back to my old self which was an eye opening realization when I looked back at the last few weeks. It’s amazing how quickly we can change for better or worse!  Of course this day’s meditation was focused on the change and what brought it about.

I reviewed the events of the weekend: hmmm….walked on the beach and captured cool videos of the ocean. Went to church and heard a great lesson on love. Took my new bike out for an inaugural ride and totally loved it. Fixed a friend’s pc so he could get online again.  Installed a new outlet for my elderly neighbor so he could connect his new computer, etc.

What did all of these events have in common? These are all things I just love to do!!  The entire weekend was filled with activities that bring me purpose, that keep me in the moment, that teach me, allow me opportunities to serve, and more. Activities which nourish my soul.

Starting the week vibrant, positive, and thankful brought a wave of unexpected good things and it has been amazing to just watch things fall together.  Not only do I feel better, but everything else is showing up better.

Too often we think we don’t have time or get caught up in the daily routine. In reality, it doesn’t take a lot of effort or money to nourish your soul. Simple things often have the most benefit. Take a walk under the evening stars, get up early and watch the sunrise, write a poem, take some fun photos, snuggle up under a blanket with a cup of hot chocolate. This is a fun one; make a batch of cookies and visit your neighbor who lives alone.

Just as our bodies respond to the quality of food we intake, our soul responds to the quality of life we choose.  When you do those things that bring you joy and fulfillment your soul and body will thank you with vibrancy and happiness.

Now where did I put my cup of hot chocolate……





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