Planting to Feed My Soul

A friend E who I haven’t seen in a while stopped by yesterday for lunch and a walk down to the grand opening of the new organic grocery store.  We run into each other from time to time and are reminded to make plans.  Helping The Girl get through feelings of having no friends has inspired me to nurture the ones I’ve got.  (see last post)   It was a great day for a lunch time stroll–there was not a cloud in the sky.   Working inside all day–it’s special to get out and enjoy the sun for an hour especially on a winter day that feels like spring.  After we caught up, E asked what I was doing to feed my soul.  Buddhist activities aside, I’m not doing much these days.  Blogging of course counts.  But most days are filled with work and then our evening family routine begins.  DH and I get maybe an hour together before I retire exhausted to bed.  So I’ve decided to find more ways to feed my soul.  Today was another gorgeous day.  So during my lunch break I planted the nasturtium seeds that have been sitting on the counter wondering their fate.  I have so many fond memories of my kids much younger picking the flowers and eating them while we lived in New York.  The Boy would pop one into his mouth and make a face, “spicy” he would say and then pick another.  Friends also feed the soul.  E and I made plans to go for a walk in a month and another good friend K is coming over for a lunch time chant tomorrow.  Now if only I could get my butt back to Hot Yoga I’d be filling up my soul for sure!  What about you–how do you feed your soul?

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14 Responses to Planting to Feed My Soul

  1. Anna says:

    Wow you made me really think. I am new to blogging, yet why is that the only thing I can think of that I am doing? I clearly need to do more. Do something, anything, something just for me and my soul.
    Thank you for making me think about this!

  2. lori says:

    you inspire me so much


  3. Seana Smith says:

    Hello Jennie,
    Today I saw that a little rhubarb plant which I had thought hadn’t taken at all well… is in fact growing now! We’ve had so much rain here in Sydney and perhaps that has braced this plant up. I do love rhubarb, we always had big plants in the garden when I was a girl. It’s so wonderful to see this little plant now sending out stalks. Life force is strong- a wee bit of inspiration!

  4. Kathy says:

    Recently I did something I’ve been wanting to do for 20 years to feed my soul–to learn Irish Set Dancing (like square dancing on speed)! I finally got myself to a class with the help of a few friends who were excited to join in. I can’t believe I broke through with that little dream I’ve had for so long but it also changed some belief in my life about what it’s too late to start doing!

  5. Whitney Soup says:

    i def would not survive life without my friends.

  6. momto8blog says:

    we all have the same amt of time….when i look at all the spiritual giants I am constantly amazed that they get so much accomplished and yet pray so much….then I realize that is the answer!

  7. I can so relate to being inside so much that getting out into the sun is so nice and energizing! I took my kids to the park the other day and we had such a great time in the sunshine.

  8. Quiet periods always help. Not exactly meditating but quiet time spent in prayer or allowing the mind to wander does wonders to the soul.

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