Today I used a long run on the beach to nourish my spirit. I ran some and walked some. I let go of worries. I connected with my breath. I didn’t push my pace. I felt the need to restore rather than build anew.
Odie frolicked in the water and played with other dogs. I thought about the ways we create joy in our lives. Breathing deeply. Laughter. Flowers. Sunrises and sunsets. Long bike rides. Playing games. Cooking good meals and sharing them. A hot soak in the tub. Clean sheets and a soft pillow. A good book. These things are pleasure. I want real joy. I want to go deeper.