Thank you for all the prayers and well-wishes for my dad. He continues to improve and we are hoping within the week he will be out of ICU. He was admitted on February 22nd and throughout the early days and the unknownness I've been pondering on the word Nourish.
How do I nourish my body, mind and spirit?
As you know, I was thoroughly enjoying writing a haiku a day and doing a bit of art sketching to go with the words. That daily process stopped the day he was admitted. I just didn't feel like writing or sketching. I gave myself grace to quit. Maybe at the beginning of April I will start back up? I also gave myself grace to blog when I can instead of blogging on a set schedule.
Nourishing my mind for me is letting go of some creative pursuits and clinging to the ones that soothe me. I continue to meditate daily, knit daily and do a bit of reading. I pack knitting for the hospital visits in case there is waiting time to visit. When I visit by myself, I also pack a book to read for the same reason.
Nourishing my body is easy. I walk daily if the weather permits and I continue to do my daily exercises. As for eating, well I'm giving myself grace in that as well. Some meals I'm eating on the fly, some I can plan out and sit down with my husband. We've been leaning on salads and heating up already cooked meals from the fridge or freezer. My grocery lists are thinly made and I'm just going with whatever the mood dictates.
Nourishing my spirit is daily prayers and thanksgivings. I'm living in the present moment and focusing on the day's gratitudes. Watching an early spring has been wonderful for my soul! Every day I am witnessing mother nature doing her very best to bring forth blooms against a brown/gray landscape.
So how do you nourish yourself?