I went to a little Amish style country store yesterday.
I was out of almond meal.
Waking kids in shifts so early in the morning makes for weary eaters.
Making breakfast cakes with almond and blueberry tempts their palette
and nourishes their bodies.
I also made homemade soup from a smoked turkey leg.
It turned out better than imagined.
Soup nourishes body and heart.
(the following definitions from my trusty Merriam Webster Dictionary© 1994)
nourish (vb): to promote the growth or development of
nourishing (adj.): giving nourishment
nourishment (n):the action or process of nourishing
The words themselves sound satisfying and fulfilling.
Some associated words might be love, care, wholesome, nurture.
When we think of nourishment we most often think of food.
But what about other forms of nourishment?
What do you feed your heart?
In order to thrive we need proper nourishment.
The same goes for all parts of our "selves"
Do you nourish your creativity? your dreams?
Do you nourish your relationships?
What area in your life is suffering?
Perhaps you simply need to tend to it with proper nourishment.
Feed your hopes, dreams and desires.
Promote their growth.