I view my soul as my mind, will and emotions. That is the part of ME that all too often gets in the way of my spiritual growth. But I cannot stuff it or neglect it. I must deal with it.
This past week, I think I made an effort to embrace and feed my soul.
I love reading, music, walking, fresh smells and ...family.
I got a good dose of all of that during my fall break. I fed my soul.
- I cannot remember the last time I was able to sit and read ...for hours.
|This photo dates back to the mid 1980's when Greg and I frequently visited CA.|
I was furiously taking notes in my journal. I smiled when I opened it up and read the kind note from the parents of one of our students from school. It was a gift at the end of last year. Her mom wrote this beautiful message:
Dear Ms. Debbie
Many thanks for your patience and hard work. I have seen how the kids admire you for the effective role you play as their good friend and mentor.
Underneath the note her now four year old daughter had signed her name; Anoushka. Oh how that warmed my heart and yes ...my soul.
- I love to hear the sound of the waves, the birds squawking, and the smell of the salt air at the beach.
- I love to listen to music.
I packed my iPod shuffle and listened to so many songs I had previously downloaded. I just never took the time to listen. I laughed at the wide assortment of genres included. Christian music, Michael Buble, the Carpenters, Jennifer Lopez, Carrie Underwood and many others.
- I love to walk for exercise.
I took the time to go for long walks while visiting my family. One day it was just drizzling and I thought nothing of it. A little bit of rain wasn't about to stop me. But in the midst of the walk, it POURED. I returned to my brother's house soaking wet and ...loving it.
After all, we don't get much rain in Phoenix!
And guess what happened when I returned to Phoenix?
My husband Greg surprised me and ordered a new container of Pure Grace by Philosophy! I love that clean smelling fragrance.
How good is that for feeding my soul?
Blessings and love,