Here we are, surfing down the backside of the ides of the month. I have packed away the Winter Paraphernalia tub. The skis and poles are all paired and stowed. I commenced the planting of clay pots out in the Brickhouse and noticed that tulips and daffodils are merely poking out a tip of their leaves - as if to put their toes in the water, so to speak, to check the temperature before they head on out into what may or may not be Springtime.
I had lunch with a friend today - the mother of my daughter's college (now: ex) boyfriend, also the mother of my son's best friend through school here in rural Kansas. She and I get together a couple of times during the year, and we always have too much to catch up on, with six kids' history and news, as well as our very own. It was a jolly afternoon.
After which, I went to the library. I perused the New Book slots. There was a title which caught my eye, and I pulled it out: something about doing something new each day for 365 days. I think it was written by the author of the book about going to India after her divorce, which was made into a movie starring Julia Roberts...ah! Eat, Pray, Love . I did not read the book. I hope it was better than the movie, and I was sorry that Julia Roberts spent her talent on that movie.
I really digress. Whether or not THAT author wrote the book to which I refer, I am not sure. This afternoon, I glanced through the book, and re-shelved it. I do not want to sky-dive any time in the next 365 days. But it had me thinking about the next 365 (because, really? NOW is the time to start a year-long improvement project, not on January 1st.) I went online and Googled many options regarding "doing something new each day". It gave me some ideas. Some impetus. I think one can grow really stagnant if one is complacent. Especially here in rural Kansas.
And so, tomorrow I shall embark on a personal challenge to do one new thing each day. It might be learning something, or experiencing something, or improving something that I have not acted on before...but I will attempt to enrich this body and soul by means of new n interesting things each day. Stay tuned.
(It may not be too interesting? I'm not going to Madrid to fight a bull.)