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!