Kind promise (draft): I will nourish myself.

“When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life.” – Jane Shinoda Bolen

Painting snipI turned the calendar to August and felt myself begin to tense, readying for the busyness that is autumn. That is not who I choose to be!

Instead, I created the new kind promise above.

It seems like a selfish promise, but it is one of those “airplane moments.” I need to put on my own oxygen mask first so that I can help others.

To nourish is “to supply with what is necessary for life, health and growth.”

This month I want to notice that which feeds me and find ways to “make room for it” in my life.

What is it that makes my heart sing?
What is life giving?
What makes me feel happy, peaceful and at ease?

Those are three ways of asking the same thing.

Let the questions sit like wildflowers. I will watch to see what butterflies alight.