Kind promise (draft): I will nourish my body, mind and soul attentively.

Painted dotsPlaying with this new promise, I want to capture the idea of doing what makes my heart sing in easy, frequent sparkles.

So often, my thirst for accomplishment and approval draws me to the next thing and the next thing and the next thing. I don’t pause for replenishment. I don’t ask myself what I need. I get a lot done, but I do it with grim determination instead of joy.

I pretend that I don’t know what I need. I imagine that it will take a huge research project to narrow down what truly cherishes me. Those are delaying tactics.

What brings me comfort, delight and nourishment are the things that please my senses.

I pretend that pleasing my senses takes a lot of effort and is, therefore, beyond me. All I have to do is step outside my door (or even around my apartment) with the intent of appreciating the sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and textures.

I have added the word “attentively” to remind myself to pay attention to and take advantage of the opportunities and resources for nourishment that surround me.

I want to nourish myself in ways that are: Tiny. Easy. Daily.