Friday, November 09, 2007

Friday Five: Extravagant Unbusyness

This week's theme suggested by Sally, who asks:
What do you do to:
  1. to care for your body
    Truth to tell, I don't take good care of my body. My ambitious plan to walk a local (mostly abandoned) mall lasted a couple of months, then petered out when I got sick early this year.
  2. to care for your spirit
    Coincidentally, I'm off to care for my spirit this afternoon. I'm going to the annual "Guitar Weekend" sponsored by my church, which will be at a camp center in southeastern Oklahoma.
    Additionally, I'm striving to reinstate the discipline of being with people more often. I hope to find just the right balance of alone time and crowd time. At least one evening a week with flesh and blood folk (opposed to those on a TV screen) seems a modest enough goal.
  3. to care for your mind
    I am devoted to life-long learning. I read every day. I read at breakfast, lunch, and during commercial breaks.
  4. to bring a sparkle to your eye
    My feline companion does much to sparkle my eye. She can bring that sparkle when she lies on my lap and purrs.
  5. to place a spring in your step
    My experience to date suggests this is a choice. The trick seems to be to force the body to lead the emotions. That is to say, one can chose to hold his head up, and to walk briskly. I have noticed that I do feel better emotionally when I do this.
  6. Bonus which one on the list are you determined to put into action?
    In addition to the discipline of spending more time around people, I hope to reinstate the discipline of walking.


Sally said...

well played Jonah- I think many of us a coming from the if only I could angle and realising it is as you say a choice!

Rochelle said...

I'm just getting back into working out after a long hiatus. There are so many good things to get to and we can beat ourselves up for not doing more of them, but that's no good =). I hope you enjoy your guitar sessions and find joy and peace.

revhipchick said...

great play Jonah!

guitar weekend sounds fabulous!