This week I’m participating in Michelle GD’s Intention for 7 offering. Yesterday morning, I said Yes! to “gentle” with the intention of being kinder, softer, gentler with myself, and with Marc, during this period of healing.
I traded emails with a few of y’all early last week about my “boot break” (aka “boot camp”) plans – sewing, knitting, reading, cooking, modified mat routines, daily blogging, …. It started out great – I sewed an outfit, finished a great linen accessory and two amazing books, started a test knit for one of my favorite designers, enjoyed delicious lunches (thanks to Lauren and my mom), made calcium rich smoothies … but on Sunday, something shifted. I still had the enthusiasm and inspiration, but the energy and desire to accomplish wasn’t there.
Monday morning, I looked up the definition of gentle: mild in temperament, kind, tender, sympathetic, moderate in action, light, soft, calm, quiet nature.
Yes! this is exactly what I need to embrace right now.
I was glad to see that Michelle’s email today talked about “practice”. I needed the encouragement. and the reminder.
I spent most of today reading and knitting (which is usually what I want to blog about on Wednesdays!), but the crepe myrtles at the end of my driveway were showing off their #blueskyblooms when I took Holly out this morning.
I felt sure I could compose a bit of haiku to accompany the waterlogue … but no. and then in the spirit of gentle I was just going to skip a blog post … but sitting here, waiting for the pizza (we’ve since eaten it and cleaned up!), I started to type…