Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens,
brown copper kettles and warm woolen mittens,
wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings,
these are a few of my favourite things…...
We love people well by surprising them with the little things we know will gladden their heart. My daughter loves the colour purple. If I were buying her a mug or bed linen, I’d probably choose something in purple for her. My husband loves Turkish Delight. It’s rare to find good Turkish Delight but when any of us come across it we buy some and keep it as a stocking filler for him.
It’s not so much being surprised by a gift that makes us feel loved (although that is delightful), as being known, remembered and considered enough to be surprised by something that is a particular favourite.
One thing I noticed in my workshops is that when I ask women what gladdens their heart or makes them happy, it’s usual for them to state all the ‘proper’ things. Bills/mortgage paid, healthy family, nice holiday etc. But on closer inspection, it can be more difficult to bring to mind their personal happy makers. It’s easy enough to be aware that we’re feeling happy and of course when we’re not feeling happy but knowing what is particular to us can take a bit of consideration.
Today’s restful exercise is to compile a list of your personal favourites and the following is a list for you to consider. How often you get to include any of these in your life? Do you celebrate the things that make yo happy and share your preferences with your family and friends? If you find you aren’t certain of your choices in any category, make a date with yourself to explore that. Maybe that means spending an afternoon in a perfume department, visiting a garden centre or florist or any other exercise that helps you consider and make your decision more effectively.
Sharing your personal preferences and what brings you pleasure helps you stand more firmly in your personal power allowing your excite your sense of wonder and delivering more magic into your everyday.
What’s your favourite?
Is it possible to treat yourself to something you love? Do that today.
It was great to catch up with everyone last evening on week 2 zoom call and thank you for all the shares and tips. Along with Caoilte https://www.coillte.ie for ideas on forest walks, Caroline shared that good places to get out into nature can also be found here https://www.npws.ie And we had lots of favourite film suggestions so you don’t have to be stuck for a good film to watch when you are resting from the usual tv or news programmes. These included Cinema Paradiso, A Room with a View, Born Free, Manon des Sources, Commitments, Chocolat and Babette’s Feast. Thank you all who attended and I look forward to catching up with you all again next Thursday for week 3 of Magical Rest.
Have a super lucky Friday the 13th.
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Rest is the potent elixir that fuels the efficiency of everything we do, are and wish to be. We rest for healing, for wisdom, for radiance and for love. I have created the Magical Rest 30 day program as a stand alone personal month long journey through the resting of all of your being, mentally, physically, emotionally, spiritually, creatively, sensory and socially. Each day gifts you a restful exercise, practice or ritual and sets some reflective work to help you connect more fully to your own inner wisdom and personal magic.