What can you do today that’s out of the ordinary?
For many of us, it is Spring Break—that beloved seven days off of school and work, which signify the end of winter and the nearness of summer. Whether you are traveling or at home, whether you are enjoying time off or not quite yet, you can still give yourself a thing of rare but essential beauty: a new experience.
So much of life is the same old, same old. Clock in, clock out. Chauffeur kids to, chauffeur kids from. Breakfast, lunch, dinner. It reminds me of Mr. Prufrock measuring out his life in coffee spoons. He desperately needs a splash of Bailey’s in his cup, and maybe so do we. There is nothing so boring as never doing anything interesting.
So, in the spirit of cultivating the beginner’s mind, let’s ask ourselves what new experience we can give ourselves this week. It doesn’t have to be epic. It doesn’t need to be helicopter skiing. Eating at a new restaurant would suffice. Or cooking with a new spice. Or trying a different workout. Anything so long as it’s out of the ordinary.
What is that thing for you? How did it go?