Monday, May 28, 2012

Why don't you...




summer flowers


... spend a day strolling down memory lane and reconnect with your truest self?
... reread old journals?  Notice recurring dreams and goals.
... study your favorite personal photographs? What makes them special?  Who makes them special?
... look at your favorite pins?  Why do you love them?
... visit your favorite blogs?  What about them speaks to you? 
... think of someone who annoys you?  What is it you can learn from them?
... visit your bookshelf?  Which books most impacted your life?  How?  Why?  
... remember cherished times with your parents or grandparents?  What made those moments special?  How can you incorporate those times back into your life?
... think of favorite family traditions?  How can you add more of those things into your daily life? 
... recall what caused you to lose all track of time as a child?  Do you still do those things today? 

25 comments:

Marilyn said...

Much food for thought here today. Right now I am visiting one of my favorite blogs. Being outside as a child I would lose all track of time. Once I do take myself outside I can still lose track of time, especially if there is a camera in my hand.

Sarah said...

I love this idea Relyn and was thinking of things as I read the list. Will definitely consider these.

beth said...

i kind of do many of those things on a regular basis {lucky me}.....and as a child, i never lost track of time, but holy cow, do i ever do it as an adult. i guess that's not a bad thing though...or is it??......hugs

Simone said...

I still love to do some of the things I used to do as a kid like work puzzles, draw, create and collect things. It's just turned into more of a grownup project.

Thank you for the reminders to ponder over things that really matter. What made me smile yesterday was celebrating Mother's day with almost all of my kiddos, laughing and playing games and spending time together. It truly reminds me of what joy is all about.

rachel awes said...

this sounds lovely.
could we hold hands
+ do it side by side
w/tea n cookies?
xox

S. Etole said...

Some very good ideas for this rainy, chilly day.

Amy said...

As always, Relyn, food for thought . . .

Mac n' Janet said...

I try to make time for these kinds of thoughts each day. Recently my younger sister and I have been sharing childhood memories, it's funny what each of us remembers.

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

Lovely suggestions...

"Summer set lip to earth's bosom bare,
And left the flushed print in a poppy there."

~Francis Thompson

joyce said...

Yes, that sounds like good conversation to share with a friend. What can you learn from people who annoy you? My first though would be not be like them, but that of course is not the point of the exercise is it?

Gigi Thibodeau said...

I love this list! That last one is a biggie for me. I get to do so many of the things that made me lose track of time when I was a kid. I think this is one of the biggest reasons I became a writer.

Thanks for always making me think. xoxo Gigi

Jennifer Richardson said...

losing track of time
as a child....such deliciousness
recalled
even as my eyes
brushed past the words:)
thank you for stirring
mystery,
Jennifer

Pearl Maple said...

That is a lovely post, full of thoughtful ideas to make the most of life. Thanks for sharing.

christinelaennec said...

I, too, was thinking I do a lot of those things on a regular basis. A very thought-provoking series of nudges!

GraceGal said...

It has been a long time since I have taken the time for many of these things, including my favorite blogs. Thank you Relyn for this post

Cathi said...

Wonderful ideas to get the creative juices going! xxoo

HKatz said...

I like all of these but especially the suggestion to think of someone who annoys you and then think of how you can learn from them (even if it's learning what not to do in a given situation) but also hopefully finding some good points in them. Very wise. And sometimes you learn things about yourself, maybe less than pleasant things, in the way you react to others. It could be they're not so annoying, but that you're a bit stressed for instance and are reacting with more irritability than usual.

Jeanie said...

Thought provoking list with a great image! Love it!

Lubna said...

I generally pass on my books after I finish reading them. But there are few that I shall always cherish. The Last Lecture and Go Kiss the World are two books I find inspiring. A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson, I find calming. I also love the books by Ruskin Bond - those that deal with nature and life around him. And Gerald Durrel can always pep me up.

northsidefour said...

I love everything about this list. In my plans for the day, I never ever include a plop down in the big chair by the living room bookcase and yet, when I do, I find it to be just about the very best time of the day. Seems I need a list...
And when I remember cherished times with my parents and grandparents I want to write, which I love to do, but no, rarely put that into my plan for the day either. Lovely!

Suz said...

oh... no.. right now I prefer to stay in the moment
but I have been an inner traveler most of my life..so I have asked these things many times
I guess that's how I know it is best to stay where I am
for now
looking forward to sunday poetry

Ms. K @ Write On Thyme said...

Time to visit my favorite blogs. And I have so much catching up to do. Hope you are well, my dear! Have missed your posts. Will be back sooner.
Hugs, Kirsten

elizabeth said...

Hmmm. I don't know if it got my comment or if it disappeared into the ether.

I'll just shorten it to say that talking about what annoys me about someone is full of useful information! And also, I love the pink softness in this photo.

GraceGal said...

Just a heads up Relyn. I subscribed to the comments here and have been getting a lot of anonymous inappropriate emails from it. Might want to report it.

keishua said...

i couldn't agree more. the thought of revisiting the old stuff that gave me pleasure makes me smile. where to begin?!!

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