“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched… but are felt in the heart.” – Helen Keller
Indolence can be a vicious animal that frequently stands in the way of accomplishing the less immediate priorities in life. As we become more involved in our work, relationships and adult responsibilities, we find our hobbies falling to the wayside. It’s safe to say that we all have a favorite past time, something we used to love to do as a kid or young adult that has been lost in the void known as adulthood.
Make it a priority this week to spend sometime really getting in touch with that activity that used to bring you so much joy. We tend to lose ourselves in the comfort of “reality” television or cruising facebook when we could actively be making the choice to invest in the reality of our own well-being.
Carve out the time to finally dig into that book you’ve been meaning to start, to organize that softball game you’ve wanted to play or to break out those watercolors you’ve been planning to use. Spending time with a ghost of ourselves can rekindle the spirit and reignite the flame you once had for an old passion. One of the greatest gifts you can give to yourself is the gift of inspiration.
By Lori Gottlieb