This morning I wasn't sure what to do. I have the entire day off, no plans, living by myself, and nothing came to mind. Then I saw the big container of mixed nuts and the one of peanuts sitting on the kitchen table.
The mixed nuts I bought for the holidays, but they weren't devoured as I had hoped. So, they winked at me and hinted of a thicker waist line. Did you know that 3 tablespoons of mixed nuts has 20 grams of fat. Yikes. And 200 calories. Needless to say, I have enough of my own fat - thank you.
So, I decided to feed the squirrels and the birds. The birds came after wards. Blue jays flapping in to gulp not one, not two, but four nuts at a time. These were the peanuts. Swallowing cashews wasn't something they could quickly do.
For probably 15 minutes I sat transfixed by the munching and burying and gobbling. The chasing and skittering away was equally amusing. I even yelled a few times. "There's plenty out there! Stop chasing him away Chubby!"
And before I knew it, a calm had just settled about me. My thoughts of career, the impending snow storm tomorrow, my year's goals... They all just floated away.
Sonia Choquette, one of my favorite authors and psychics, advises to figure out what feeds our soul. Watching nature has always fed my soul, but I've gotten so caught up in my own head that I've simply forgotten about it. For the price of a can of nuts, I can totally rejuvenate my spirit.
What feeds your soul? Do you even know? Make an effort to find out and once you do - keep it up! It's probably much more simple than you may have even realized.