“If thou hast two loaves of bread, sell one and buy flowers. Although bread nourishes the body, flowers nourish the soul.” Anonymous
I had a beautiful day today! It started off this morning conducting a two hour training session for a client that I absolutely adore. There was laughter, connection, and during one of the small group discussions, I happened to spot one of the participants braiding another’s hair. This made me smile. (I realize that this would probably seem odd to most people but the client happened to be a large Hair Salon & Spa where braiding is common practice!)
On my drive home, the sun was shining so brightly that I decided to give myself a few hours of “soul time” before hitting my desk work again. I have a full day training session scheduled for tomorrow and I know myself pretty well….. A short break to nourish the soul always ignites heightened creativity once I return.
I frequent several nurseries in the spring and before long I found myself heading towards Mercersberg, PA to Trayer’s Nursery, one of my favorite spots for procuring annuals at a reasonable rate. Just an hour of breathing the intoxicating fragrances of lavender, basil, and thyme while selecting a variety of blues, pinks, and yellows to grace my window boxes and flower pots was time well spent! I returned with a truckload filled with garden treasures but more importantly, a head and a heart now focused on the looming task at hand.
For me, flowers nourish my soul. Perhaps your soul is crying for that quick run you promised your sneakers this morning. Whatever your preference, take the break.
You’ll be glad you did.