Have you ever ended a long, hot day of hiking by taking your boots off and putting your feet in a cold stream? Oh, the bliss. Seriously, I think this might be one of the best feelings in the world.
My friends! Do you have any pastimes in life that are pure, unadulterated bliss?
This past weekend I did something I had not done in a long time, something that brings me that pure, unadulterated bliss. I spent a whole day re-reading and re-watching my favorite scenes from this book/TV series that I’ve been a little obsessed with lately (spoiler alert, it’s not high quality reading/TV, but it is enjoyable!).
I used to do this particular activity a lot as a kid, re-reading my favorite scenes from books over and over again, re-reading my favorite books from front to back over and over again…but sometime between being a kid and now, I, my environment, or the world, or some combination, convinced myself that such an endeavor was a waste of time, that I wasn’t being quite intelligent enough and should feel embarrassment and shame when I enjoyed light and mindless books and shows, that I had better things to do with my time.
Now, granted, we can’t spend our lives doing only pleasurable things, it’s true. But, my friends, that thing that I, or the world, convinced me of, that was a lie. It’s not a waste of time to find and spend time in that pure, unadulterated bliss. It is not a waste of time to give ourselves permission to purposefully take time to do things that bring us great joy for no other purpose than the pleasure of it. It is not a waste of time.
My dear friends, I hope, this week, that we will all be able to find a little more purposeful, unadulterated bliss in our lives, without embarrassment, without shame…I hope we can enjoy our lives a little more.
Have an amazing week, my friends.
Hi, I'm Krista!
Krista Mason is a yoga and fitness instructor based in Washington DC. She owns an online studio and loves it!