Friday, November 09, 2007

Friday Five: Extravagantly Unbusy Edition

RevGal Sally writes:

"I am writing in my official capacity of grump!!! No seriously, with the shops and stores around us filling with Christmas gifts and decorations, the holiday season moving up on us quickly for many the time from Thanksgiving onwards will be spent in a headlong rush towards Christmas with hardly a time to breathe.... I am looking at the possibility of finding little gaps in the day or the week to spend in extravagant unbusyness ( a wonderful phrase coined by a fellow revgal)...

So given those little gaps, name 5 things you would do to; care for your body

2. to care for your spirit

3. to care for your mind

4. to bring a sparkle to your eye

5. to place a spring in your step

Enjoy the time to indulge and dream.... and then for a bonus which one on the list are you determined to put into action?" timely is this in light of our recent couple's retreat? Here's my list, adapted for those "unbusy" moments:

To care for my body: Exercise 15 minutes a day.

To care for my spirit: Follow the Daily Office more faithfully. (Because it really does make a difference. Really.)

To care for my mind: Read for enjoyment, at least a couple times a week.

To bring a sparkle to my eye: Visit an arts-and-crafts show or art exhibition.

To place a spring in my step: Contribute to our local "Angel Tree" project, where people in the community can purchase gifts for needy kids or vulnerable adults.

As far as what I'm most committed to -- FT and I sincerely want to commit to moving more. And now that our respiratory infections are finally starting to subside, we are going for it. Elliptical trainer, here we come!


The Mollinator said...

I love arts and crafts shows too! And yes, the electric light parade ROCKS! We watch it from Poly.

Sally said...

excellent play- glad those infections has subsided, prayers for health and peace.

"PS" (a.k.a. purple) said...

Add me to the list of people who enjoy art/craft exhibits. I like to go and support others who make these things.

revhipchick said...

greeat play--the arts and crafts show sounds wonderful.


Wyldth1ng said...

The arts-and-crafts show or art exhibition sounds like fun. Good Play.

chartreuseova said...

Moving, especially during the long winter is so important. If you use the elliptical trainer and and I hop on the treadmill and walk at 3.5 mph, who will get to Chicago first?

PK said...

Hope you find a eye-pleasing work of art at the next show you attend... that it finds its way home with you.

Amy Stewart said...

I'd like to add the Daily Office to my routine, too. I've done a little bit of it in the past, and you're so right! It does make a difference. It's amazing what happens when we continually refocus ourselves on God throughout the day.