Every moment has its pleasures and its hope.
― Jane Austen, Mansfield Park
An Imperfect Gift
One of my favorite things about being back in school is learning new things and pushing myself to do things that are uncomfortable for me. My Professional Presentations class has pushed me more than most, but I’m learning so much. This week I had the opportunity to share an “idea that will change the world.”
I thought about keeping this recording to myself. When I view myself I tend to see things I want to improve more than things that went well. But part of feeding your soul is being able to appreciate even imperfect gifts – to look beyond the little irritations and imperfections, and embrace the beautiful things that life is offering.
And, of course, that understanding makes it a bit easier to overlook the imperfections in the gifts we have to offer others. Keeping them to ourselves until they are perfect is not helpful to anyone.
This topic is something that really has changed my world. I hope by sharing it, it’ll spark an idea that will change someone else’s world for the better as well!
Feed Your Soul
As you remember, explore, and prepare your own sneaky little snacks, I hope you’ll take a moment and share. You never know when sharing your favorite “soul foods” will inspire someone else, and help them solve their “hanger.”
I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens but just those that bring simple little pleasures, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string.
― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea