- Evolving Taste- I’ve been thinking about this one for the past several weeks as I have enjoyed several grapefruit over the course of several days (big bags have been on sale!) For the longest time I couldn’t stand grapefruit. As a kid almost anything tropical or citrusy was out for me (even oranges and orange juice), but now the only taste I still haven’t acquired is for pineapple- and I keep trying on that front- a few times a year at least. I know. I know. For those of you who LOVE pineapple, I’m missing out. So here’s my thing, I love that I savor oranges now, and with a touch of agave can appreciate grapefruit, and much derived from coconut is now aok with me. I’m missing so much less these days and I LOVE that.
- Doing This Daily- Something put me on edge tonight and I have been feeling wound up in a way that is not conducive to good sleep. Taking a moment to focus on what I love, even a simple thing like a dress fitting or a tastebud maturing, shifts my energy. I was more inclined to write a whiney, venty post, but that would have intensified what really, in this case, deserves releasing, This facilitates release- which is something that doesn’t come easily or naturally to me. Jonathan asked recently if I had shared why I started doing this. I did back at the beginning, but to revisit… I was awarded the Kreativ Blogger award by Shalom and the deal with this award was that I was supposed to name seven things I love and then pass the award on to others. I followed up on this on a Saturday and found that generating a list of seven such things was a renewing practice at the end of a week. I was then blogging here so infrequently, I thought that making a list of seven things I love every Saturday would be refreshing and would keep this blog from dying out completely. A few weeks of this and I was finding myself finding things i love every day and then forgetting them by Saturday, and I had this hunch that a growing list throughout the week could be very good for my spirit and indeed it has been. It was just a random idea prompted by an award, jonathan. But it is changing my focus little by little. I’m always on the lookout now for things I love and this is so much better for me than dwelling on what I loathe- something that comes more naturally, I’m ashamed to say. What’s that Philippians passage? Whatever is good, excellent…. think on these things? Whenever I read that I think, “I need to live that.” This is helping me do that. And I LOVE that.