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Drink the day.

March 10, 2019
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“Set wide the window. Let me drink the day.”

I woke up thinking about writers and this quote by Edith Wharton.

Saying it aloud, I can’t think of a better quote to sum up Barefoot Inspiration. I want to see both you and I drink the day.

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When there is life and joy in something, it captures your attention and pulls the best from you. It is fulfilling and satisfying. It is a drink of life. Writing is that for me.

We all need that. Your drink the day may not be your current job just yet. It might be your family interactions, your hobbies or passions. But, even our normal every day lives have moments to set wide the window. 

 
I drink the day by listening to great music, like this morning. It is the kind that makes your emotions soar and occasionally causes your soul to yearn for a voice.
 
When the sun came up, I felt like running out in the front yard and shouting “Let me drink the day!” but I watched the deer instead with my husband.
 

He is my Someone to drink the day with.   

Community

Everyone needs community in some way. Even those of us who enjoy solitude need connection.

Our family and  people are scattered all over, so we drink the day with them from afar.

Currently, content writing for my blog is getting most of my attention, but I’m learning new things. There is a list of daily to do’s that is imperative to accomplish in order to grow which include social media, so I do those. It has been baby steps, but I have found community there.

I didn’t think I would enjoy the social media part of blogging. In the past, I found it difficult not to take in and carry the negativity. To handle that situation, I don’t follow anyone or anything on social media that gives me that catch or negative twinge anymore. 

After all the divisiveness of the last couple of elections, I don’t allow political discourse into my daily reading either. 

Boundaries.

I’ve managed to start using my Instagram account. You can follow me on Instagram here.

It’s my daily touching base with readers and other writers. The pictorial format is light and friendly. The daily check in gives me more community. 

Walden Pond: Photographs by Bonnie McGrath; Reflections by Henry David Thoreau (NE Landmarks)

The endless rain kept me indoors much of the winter. It has been one of the rainiest winters I remember.

But, today! Set wide the windows and run shouting into the front yard, because the sun is out!

I also opened a Twitter account (@BarefootInspire ) and follow people who are encouraging, knowledgeable, and talking about writing. As someone who rarely sees other writers, their community is inspiring. 

All winter I’ve been drinking the day with strangers who share common preferences, photos, and experiences.

We are all important, and we all need community with whom we can drink the day even if it is online. 

Time to go out side with our dogs. I breathe deep and drink there too while they search for deer and squirrels to startle.

It is still cold, so I won’t stay long.

Drinking the day, 

Barefoot and writing, 

Kim

Featured Photo by Engin Akyurt from Pexels


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