Friday, August 26, 2011

What Do You Love to Do?

One of my favorite writers, Patti Digh, recently published the book What I Wish for You and its advice has such a powerful impact on me.  It's a collection of short pieces from other women giving advice to Patti's daughter who's going off to college, but it's advice all of us women can learn from.  I must say I wish I had this great wisdom given to me as a teenager, but it's just as relevant now as a 39-year-old still trying to find my way.

One of the contributors, Lisa Evans, discusses the dreaded question of people asking, "What do you do?"  She states that instead of that question, we should ask people, "What do you LOVE to do?"  I like this one much better.  This question can fill us up with joy just thinking of the things we love to do.

I love to...

* take early morning walks all by myself when the sun is just creeping up and no noise is around except the birds singing and the crickets chirping

* go out to dinner with my best girlfriends in the whole world and laugh too loud and probably annoy everyone around us

* close my eyes while we're on our boat and just feel the breeze

* arrange flowers from my garden into vases around the house

* watch hilarious movies like Dumb and Dumber and Something about Mary over and over

* read a super good book in my sunroom with all the windows open

Taken on my morning walk today--the sun peeking through the trees.

Those are just a few of the things I love to do.  What about you?  What do you really love to do?  I'd love to hear about it!

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  1. Jill, I did this over on my blog and gfave your blog a shout out.....I LOVE it.....So fun.....

  2. Thanks for the "shout out" Amy:) I could've made the list longer for sure--I also love dancing crazy with my daughter. Oh and eating dark chocolate and going out to nice restaurants, get the picture.


  3. I love this idea! I'm going to work on a list later in the day. One thing I do love to do, and it's partly thanks to discovering you and your art via Brave Girls, is to draw and paint! So, thank you!

  4. Hi Jill! Just checked out your new website, etsy, gallery and now your blog! All are beautiful and amazing! Keep me posted on us WI flyers getting together;D

  5. The book sounds interesting! Thank you for sharing it with us. And I love your photo with the trees and art.

    What do I love to do? hmmm.... I love creating with other people. It is fun to do art on my own, but collaboration is where it is at for me. Luckily, I married an artist and we live with two Creative Spirits. Shared art is never far away.

    Congrats on the new website! It is looking great!

  6. Thanks for stopping by! I've only had the chance to collaborate with my ten-year-old daughter. I'd love to collaborate with other peers for sure--hopefully soon!


  7. I love to watch my girls laugh and look happy.

    I love to go camping and vacationing on my parents' RV and hanging out with the family.

    I love to talk with my forever friends.

    I love family fun night.

    I love Thanksgiving.

    I love coffee and dessert.

    I love to go for walks.

  8. Hey Jenny! Thanks for visiting and sharing your "loves" -- lots of fun and great memories for sure.


  9. Great Post Jill! The book sounds great and also features the artwork of one of my fave artists and online friends, Louise Gale! I like your list and thanks for sharing. I also enjoy get togethers with my girlfriends, watching movies and being out in nature. I also love reading in bed, surfing the net, playing with my pets, & eating dessert! Wini xo

  10. Hi Wini! I enjoy Louise Gale's work and site as well:) Thanks for stopping by and sharing.


  11. Jill,
    Thanks for sharing! Can't wait to find a copy of this book.

    I also did a shout on on my blog and left my 'love to do' list there!


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