The challenge this month is all about getting enough "Vitamin Me". Are you taking time to recharge your battery? Are you doing things that feed your soul? Are you allowing yourself to seize the day? Gosh, this is SUCH an important concept, especially in today's world that is so full of distraction and "busy-ness". It's a common struggle, isn't it? I know I fight it regularly.
There are a few things I do to refresh my soul. The most important one for me is to have some regular quiet time with God. I have not always been good at carving out that time. I really have to get up at a rather "unGodly" hour to make it happen. Hah. How's that for ironic? I can tell you for certain that it changes the course of my day when I make it happen.
Spending time with my 2 year old granddaughter has become another of my favorite battery recharging activities. Now you may be thinking a toddler is more likely to be a battery drainer than a charger; but she has made me slow down, take naps, read lots of books, and see the AMAZINGNESS of every. little. thing. I highly recommend spending some quality time with a toddler. <3
Of course, you know I'm going to have to include coloring on this list. When I get the chance to color up a beautiful image (and I'm not rushing for a deadline), it is so immensely satisfying. ART can be a fantastic soul-filler, my friends. Since you're here on my blog, I know you love it too. I hope you are able to take some time to create something you find to be beautiful.
There are so many other things that feed my soul...nature, photography, outdoor activities, decorating my home, friends, quality family time, travel, etc. I'm sure you have a list as well. So, why don't you take some time to do something today that fuels YOUR soul!
Let me encourage you to grab a cup of your favorite warm beverage, and feed your soul with more of the Bloom Brigade blogs, and their stories of what fuels their souls.
Have a blessed, soul-recharging kind of day! I have my granddaugher today; so I know I will! :)