It’s always good to keep it fresh.
- Tell someone you love them today.
- Write a quick note to tell them.
- Call or text to remind them of a story that the two of you share.
- Journal about a day that made you feel truly happy with a friend or loved one.
- Be kind and loving to your own self. When you take the time to appreciate you, you have that much more to share with others.
Love and eggs are best when they are fresh. – Russian Proverb
If you could hatch one idea or concept or event or mindful change or good habit or new relationship or . . . . what would it be? Be creative and pick what bubbles to the surface first. I can think of a few right now that are nest-ready and deserving of some attentive sitting right now. The secret for me and my sometimes-scattered ways is for me to take a deep breath, focus, and put in some serious incubation time. Who knows what might hatch as a result of some focused care, attention, and positive intention?
Your prompt for today:
Open your journal and draw a line down the vertical center of your page. On the left side, write a minimum of three things that you would like to hatch right now. On the right side, write a brief description of what your hatchling might look like. Have some fun with this and take a few minutes to relax and to do some nurturing. For example:
Playing my mandolin every single day —> Sitting in with that fun Monday band at the book store
Eating more health-conscious lunches —> Create one of those fun salad-in-a-jar concoctions for work tomorrow
Get outdoors more in this beautiful weather —> Take more mini-breaks while working and take some short walks to stretch and to get some fresh air
As you can see, some of your ideas might require some time while others do not require a lengthy incubation period at all. Some are as simple as going to the produce market, buying some fresh veggies, and washing out a Mason jar. So simple . . . but a hatchling, nonetheless.
Click here for a fun video on how to make a Mason jar salad the night before . . . we can all benefit from a health-conscious lunch.
Life is a lively event. Be good to yourself today. Go forth and nurture those eggs.