Day 38, To See What We Can See: Investments

IMG_1380W.I.P., Tree of Life, acrylic on canvas, Cat Charissage, 2014

Dear Friends,

Today I invite you to invest in your own physical and mental health.  Identify some activity or non-activity that you know, from past experience, will be pleasant, restful, and restorative.  These will be so exquisitely varied, just as each of us is so varied from the others.

Perhaps you will catch up in your journal, or paint some beautiful backgrounds.  Or take a nap, or a long bath or shower.  Maybe you will go look at the Christmas lights, or sit in your living room tonight after everyone else goes to bed, and enjoy the silence.  Maybe you will do some random acts of kindness for a stranger, or distribute warm, new socks to the street people in your city.  You’ll know what to do that will reap future benefits to your physical and mental health.

For me, today I will paint on my current work in progress (the Tree of Life, above).  I will also, while painting, send loving thoughts full of blessings to all of you.

Near the close of the day, write a short note in your journal about what you did and how you feel about it.

May we all be happy, may we all be blessed.

With love,


Day 38 of a series of daily prompts for written, visual, or art journalling, or just for pondering.  For more background information, see the Intro page, or this post on visual journalling:

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