Staying open to simple pleasures offers opportunity for rejuvenation.
transform worn-out narratives
to simple pleasures
In my last blog post, grief was asking me to go deeper into emotions I’d prefer to avoid. Nature helped me to stay present to myself during the Darkness. And a couple of weeks later, I was ready to rediscover my joy.
As last weekend approached, I found myself expressing uncomfortable emotions to people I was holding resentments toward; I shared embarrassing thoughts with people I’m working on trusting; I reached out for help and support; I allowed myself to receive kindness, care, and pleasure.
And then I slept harder and longer than I have in many months.
When I awoke, I made a rejuvenation plan. On Saturday morning, I woke up, packed a small bag, and drove to Winona, MN for a short solo-adventure.
Here are a few simple pleasures that filled my heart with love, laughter, and joy!
I spent Saturday and Sunday moving in and out of connection with others, but always staying connected to myself, the present moment, and the environments in which I explored. During this short weekend, I rediscovered my joy and returned rejuvenated.
What do you do to rejuvenate?
If you're looking for ideas, here are a few from my trip to Winona: