Welcome to the Question of the Week #10: What do you find truly life-giving? Answering this question just may cause you to seriously rearrange your life, schedule and priorities. If I were to peek at your “life-giving list,” there’s a good chance a lack of sleep, lack of exercise, reams of conflict and a hurried, hectic schedule would not be on your list. At least I hope not. The things you find truly life-giving are essential for cultivating a deeper, richer life. Read on…
Cultivating a life that you truly want to live requires that you eliminate all the things that are draining and life-sapping. Take some time today and make a list of the activities and relationships that are life-giving.
Here’s a peek at my life-giving list…
- Waking up early for coffee, prayer and reading.
- Reading inspirational biographies and books that stimulate my thinking.
- Creating. Writing. Painting. Working with wood. Gardening.
- Exercise…swimming, biking and running. The sport of triathlon has been my new challenge the past year.
- Spending time with my lovely, low-maintenance wife.
- Lying in the hot sand.
- Fun adventures with my kids.
- Telling stories and laughing with friends.
- Good food!
- Spending time in God’s creation…beach, desert, mountains…I love it all.
- Community with artists and creatives. Talking about creativity, the arts, story, culture and craft.
Question: What do you find truly life-giving? What 1 or 2 life-giving activities can you pursue this week?
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