Is YOUR life a feast? Are YOU content? Are YOU happy? Is there something you have always wanted to try? Come and sit for a bit at the table and let’s chat. LIFE IS A DELICIOUS BUFFET When I was a girl, my most favorite type of restaurants were buffets. I could try a bit of this and that, and whatever I did not like, I could leave on the plate, get another dish and try another selection. Life is like that. We have marvelous opportunities to try new things, all the while having exciting adventures along our way. The buffet is only as good as the variety. It is so boring to eat the same things day after day, or food that has no spice or flavor to it. To make our meal sufficient to help us feel content and gratified, we must stretch our taste buds. In life we must not be afraid to add flavor and spice either. How? By getting out of our comfort zone, take a vacation from the cozy and secure world we know all too well and to bring new qualities, relationships and joy to our life = by adding diversity and untried tastes. Here are a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing:
- How about a new hobby? Ask a friend or neighbor to teach you to make bread, sew, crochet, golf, just whatever interests you. Maybe pick up a book at the library on interior design to spruce up a room, sign up for a community course on photography or even learn a new language. If you do not like it, try something else.
- Service is the dessert area! There are soup kitchens that need help. Hospitals lack blankets and clothing for newborns of parents who cannot provide these items themselves. Children’s care centers always need items such as new toys, crafts, diversions from their pain and disease. A neighbor or friend could use a plate of treats, a meal or even just some company.
- What was the last book you read? I love, love, love to read; however, since beginning my blog and getting my books published, I haven’t read an entire book in way too long. A few of my favorites are: “The Hiding Place” by Corrie Ten Boon, “The Great Divorce” and “The Screwtape Letters” both by C.S. Lewis, “Gone With The Wind” by Margaret Mitchell, “When To Speak Up and When To Shut Up” by Dr. Michael D. Sedler are just a few. What’s your favorite?
- Getting some physical exercise is vital for us to keep moving and have all the abilities possible; despite any limitations. I am still at it, and will be to my last day, though I’ll never run a marathon, it feels so good to have a bit of a workout done. Maybe take up yoga, swimming aerobics, or simply take a walk everyday to get some fresh air and clear your head.
Let’s take a stride forward in making our buffet a bit larger and more diverse in talents and skills by stretching to try something new and enlarging our interests. Of course, do not forget dessert and make sure to serve, that adds the sweetness, satisfaction and joy to life. Life is GRAND! Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2014
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