Your body holds deep wisdom. Trust in it. Learn from it. Nourish it. Watch your life transform and be healthy. – Bella Bleue
Last weekend I decided to be selfish and give myself a dose of self-care by doing what I knew my heart was calling for – a little Rx for the Soul without feeling bad about it.
As the two day reprieve from my normal routine came to an end I pondered how refreshed I was feeling. “Well, I feel like I’ve experienced my childhood all over again. The only thing I haven’t had is a snowball!” (otherwise known by non-Baltimoreans as a snow cones or shave ice).The heat and humidity had reached levels which were reminiscent of the days of my youth growing up in Baltimore. I had use of a swimming pool to share with only a couple of people – me, myself and I. A nap on a chaise lounge in the shade was luxurious, and over the two day respite I had time to craft a few needle felted images made with heart.
On day #2 of my Rx weekend, I was able to accomplish three things in one fell swoop. I walked to church, a mile around the corner, rather than getting in the car. It was worth attending. Since it was only a few days before the 4th of July the service included some of America’s favorite tunes – America the Beautiful and Battle Hymn of the Republic and the organist’s postlude was Rock of Ages. I left the church feeling spiritually and patriotically uplifted all at once. As I walked homeward I reflected on the words we had sung moments previously in the hymn Come Thy Fount of Every Blessing.
At the risk of this blog post getting too sugary sweet, I think I’ll save my snowball experience for another time! I hope as you celebrated America’s birthday a few days ago, you were able find appreciation for this country. Despite the deeply disturbing news we hear in the dailies and on other media news outlets, there is goodness to be found all around us even if sometimes it means having to dig deep.