Monday, July 30, 2012
Into Every Life a Little Pleasure Must Fall
For some folks, the winding down days of summer can offer up a time for reflection, for slowing down and taking stock. For finding the sun and letting in some of the quieter thoughts about life and relationships and circumstance.
Many folks live busy. We work, take care of others, keep up our households, and tend to our relationships. And we have our escapes. But as August approaches I'm thinking about pleasure, not just vegging out, but what really gives us that sweet feeling of joy and enjoyment, with or without a rev. A good book, a roller coaster ride, a walk on the beach, a concert in the park, a trip into the city, blueberry picking, a good tennis match, a baseball game. It's really so personal and individual. But I'm just putting it out there that as we go through the motions of living, and especially if you are grappling with emotional pain, relationship difficulties, job stress, transition of any kind, including some pleasure into your life goes a long way toward building resiliency.