Back to Basics
"When I go into the garden with a spade and dig a bed, I feel such an exhilaration and health, that I discover that I have been defrauding myself all this time in letting others do for me what I should have done with my own hands." - Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Sometimes the simplest things bring the most joy. Getting ones hands dirty (literally in this case) and not outsourcing all seemingly mundane tasks, can be so rejuvenating and yet we often overlook these moments in search of a more complicated "fulfilling" experience. Today I opted to buy a whole butternut squash, rather than buying the already cubed, prepared version. To peel it, scoop out the insides, and cut it myself was curiously satisfying. I'm going to try to channel this feeling while folding one million loads of laundry later on.