Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.
Due to our jobs and family obligations many of us have put aside our passions to focus on practical goals. I've found, however, that if we don't continue to do what we love, we are in danger of forgetting exactly what it was that made us happy and enthusiastic. Years of taking care of a big family and working taught me many lessons but one of the most important was the fact that I could very easily loose sight of those things that I love to do
I remember being very envious of my husbands Saturday golf league. Every week he'd go off to golf with his buddies and leave me at home with the house work and the kids.
I decided that I too needed something I enjoyed doing and reintroduced myself to my passion for sewing. My children all had matching outfits of every color that year.
Another time later in life I heard about some painting classes that one of my friends was taking. Knowing that I'd love to do that, I signed up and took about 3 years worth of those painting classes. A different friend and I even were able to sell what we had painted and had hours of fun doing something we loved and even made a little money doing it.
It is so fulfilling and uplifting to do something you love to do.
If you don’t have time during the week, try to indulge your passions on weekends, vacations or holidays. If you linger longer with something you love to do, you will discover just how much better you'll feel. The wonderful feeling that you get when you do something you love to do has a very positive chain reaction. You'll feel better, have more energy and be more enthusiastic about life in general.
The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Have a WONDERFUL Wednesday everyone!