Snow On The Tulips – 20 Things To Do Today To Embrace Potential

Today started with a strange juxtaposition – the sight of a few errant, spring snowflakes falling on my pots of almost opened tulips, just outside the kitchen window.

I have been so full of embracing the associations of spring – newness, fresh starts, beauty, new potentials – and incorporating them into my daily activities and mindset, that the snowflakes came as a surprise. The ghost of winter, hovering over my sprightly spring mood.

“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.”

-Epicurus

It made me think- am I, we, sometimes guilty of being overly prescriptive? Do we hold a fixed view of how we want and expect things to be, rather than being open every day to the often tiny, but very real, opportunities for appreciation? Today, here are 20 things you can do, to embrace the potential of the day:

  1. Go outside and enjoy the fresh air
  2. Read a book
  3. Bake something and share it
  4. Contact a friend
  5. Connect with your family
  6. Sing your favourite song
  7. Try to paint or draw something
  8. Write
  9. Play with your pet
  10. Work in the garden
  11. Tidy your drawers
  12. Do some exercise
  13. Notice the sky
  14. Talk to your neighbours
  15. Smile at people
  16. Research a place you’d like to visit
  17. Go to a park and enjoy the space
  18. Enjoy a meal
  19. Do something kind for someone else
  20. Be grateful!

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