This second post of the week is to bring a touchstone back to the first one, a link or a quote that relates to the topic and refreshes it in your mind, expands on it in your heart or brings a smile to your lips. May your day and weekend be full enough.
Sociologist, author and senior fellow at UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, Christine Carter, Ph.D., gives a wonderful talk on this. Watch ‘Full Plate, Empty Life: How to Achieve More by Doing Less’ here. Pour a cup of tea and put your feet up.
I have a stack of poems by Mary Oliver that feed and fuel and inspire me.From ‘The summer day’ by Mary Oliver–
I don’t know exactly what a prayer is,
I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down
into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass,
how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields,
which is what I have been doing all day.
Tell me, what else should I have done?
Doesn’t everything die at last, and too soon?
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
With your one wild and precious life?
~ Mary Oliver, New and Selected Poems, 1992