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What Nourishes You?

I ask this question quite frequently to others.

Last week, I addressed the question to myself. I pondered the question for awhile. I realized I needed to tune into my heart, soul and body and the answers presented themselves in real time experiences:

*the AWE of stunning rock formations in Colorado Springs

*Extended time away with my best friend

*A nap on a Saturday afternoon

*Hot coffee and my journal to welcome the day

*Sitting in front of a fireplace and sipping a drink

*Waking up to a snowy, winter wonderland (in Spring)

*Hiking in the mountains

*Listening to the cello


*Soul talk and sharing dreams

*NO schedule

*A fresh, healthy smoothie

Some nourish my soul, some nourish my spirit and some nourish my body. All are necessary for a healthy, thriving life.

I enjoy nourishing others and feel called to pour out to the world through my work, my motherhood and my daily walk. But as I say to my colleagues:

We must drink as we pour.

A tiny drop of water every now and then, does not fill a well. Consistent “appointments” for nourishment keep the well replenished.

It will be overflowing when others need a drink. It will provide fuel for me to step out of my comfort zone and embrace challenges that require extra energy. It will cleanse my heart when I feel like I fail.

It will be life giving.

Every week, I jot down in my calendar: What nourishes you?

My gentle reminder.

He makes me lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside quiet waters, He refreshes my soul. Psalm 23:2

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