Hello, you wonderful human being!
How are you doing? Have you seen signs of the turning of the season in your location yet? There are snowdrops, and crocuses, and daffodils here in the south of England, and magpies building their nests outside my house in Calgary.
Oh, yes... before I forget. Last month I should obviously have said that the move back to Australia won't be until September, so still a whole summer to go, and quite a lot of travel already planned.
So the question this month is about how much of our time we spend waiting for the next thing in our lives.
It is so tempting to be always looking ahead:
- to the weekend
- to vacations and holidays
- to spring or summer or winter, whichever season we personally love the best
- to when we are fitter, slimmer, out of pain
- the kids are in school
- we have finished our studies
- the divorce is finalized
- the house is sold and the moving over
- we have more time, more money, more friends
- till we are ready and perfectly prepared and cannot possibly fail at whatever venture we are dreaming about
All of which is very human, and also very disappointing when we look back and wish we had filled our days with more joy and meaning and adventures, whether tiny or huge.
So for March, I challenge you to find one tiny new adventure every day. Eat different food. Take a different route to work. Try a lesson on Youtube for a hobby you've been curious about.
Click on any of these links for a treasury of ideas for the unadventurous, the traveller, the family and anyone willing to play along.
The wonderful women at At The Well are sharing Jewish wisdom for anyone interested. Each month, there is a free Moon Manual that matches the traditional theme. February is all about JOY! I encourage you to check it out. It's beautiful and encouraging and I wish I had written it!