Being well-nourished can make you smile!

 

When I first started this blog my idea was to read a few books that talked about ways to be good to yourself, to try out the techniques and then to report how the experiment went.  I envisioned bubble baths, fresh flowers, an occasional baked treat, a walk in the park and more time with friends. 

 While all of these things are good for us and nourish our beings I have learned that these are only the tip of the iceberg.  The more I dug into this issue of being good to ourselves, the more there was to it.  I found out that there is even a whole branch of psychology devoted to studying how to increase our well-being.  My original three book reading list has grown to hundreds of volumes waiting to be harvested. 

 You may have noticed that there has been a gap of time since my last post.  That is because I have been devoting time to studying these books and gleaning what wisdom that can be found.  I have also been recording the insights and gathering them into a usable form that will make it easier to track how well we are doing at nourishing ourselves.  I’ll let you know more about this tracking device as it gets a bit nearer completion. 

 Over the next few weeks I want to share some of what I have discovered.  Once a week I’ll be posting a question for you to mull over.  The questions will help you discover new ways to nourish yourself at the deepest level.  I’ll have other posts during the week too, posts about good things, but especially watch for the questions that I will call Happiness Helpers.  They will be extra beneficial to you. 

 So look for the first question tomorrow.  But in the meantime, here is a quick way for you to nourish yourself in the next five minutes.  Close your eyes and think of something good that has happened to you today.  Keep thinking.  Did you get a goodbye kiss from someone you love this morning? Did you have a good cup of coffee or an enjoyable bowl of cereal for breakfast?  Did the sun warm your skin today?   Did you see your favorite bird as you glanced out the window?  Did you listen to a song you like?  Keep thinking until you think of something good that happened. Then, if you can, tell me about it.  Respond to this blog with your one good thing. 

 Until tomorrow. 

Nourisher-in-Training

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