With Spring officially in office, I'm thinking it's high time to burst out of those comfortable winter cocoons and try out our wings with something new and sprightly.
It's about jostling our senses into noticing again. Letting our emotions feel something fresh. Giving our minds a new pattern to puzzle out. Mostly, it's about getting out of the rut.
Today I'm inviting you to enjoy the simple pleasure of 'embracing the unfamiliar'. Put aside some of the usual routines and choices and, without thinking about it too much, just reach out and do something that's different today....
Don't study the menu, just close your eyes and point; select something you've never tried before. It might just be the kick start to something wonderful. And even if it isn't, well, that's okay, isn't it?
Don't reach for your favorite mug, author, shoes, or earrings. Choose something you haven't noticed or read or worn for awhile. Notice it afresh.
Don't drive the same route you usually take to get to work or the grocery story. Turn a block earlier or later. Take a small detour. Pay attention to what you see on this new path.Don't call your mom or your best friend to chat about the same things you usually do. Introduce something new; ask a question about what she likes about Spring, what she did as a child when Spring arrived.Don't go to the gym if that's what you usually do; instead, go for a walk in your neighborhood and notice the seasonal changes.
Don't sit in your favorite chair when you read or watch TV. Pick a spot elsewhere in the room. Look around you from that vantage point of your home. Maybe you'll see something that should be fixed or moved or thrown out. Maybe you'll discover a new place to read on a sunny afternoon or find 50 cents under the cushion on that sofa.
Don't listen to the usual radio station or music group. Choose a genre that's totally opposite from your usual favorites.
Don't choose the same bath oil scent when you go shopping. Select a fragrance that isn't familiar.
Will you embrace the unfamiliar and jostle your senses into a Spring dance today?
Wishing you a beautiful day...