Tuesday, March 14, 2017

One Simple Pleasure A Day


A real pleasure is a pleasure that 
one enjoys by one's self, 
without a companion, 
and without a single argument. 
                                                            Sholom Aleichem

OldBoldandBeautiful.Life, the blog, was birthed on December 12, 2016.*

Initially, my hairdresser and I played with the idea of developing a magazine geared toward older women which we named: Old, Bold and Beautiful.  It was to have been a magazine with images of naturally aging women along with articles acknowledging and validating their beauty and their lives.

Alas, a hairdresser and therapist starting a magazine in today's technological culture was simply not going to happen. So, I took it upon myself to birth OldBoldandBeautiful.Life as a vehicle to express my challenges as an aging woman.

Each blog involves several hours of writing and editing – all of which I take pleasure in. During this process I've come to realize what a gift it is to be able to take pleasure in things. Along with the blog, I continue with acting, improv, piano lessons and volunteer tutoring – all of which challenge me and give me pleasure.

I've come to love the word 'pleasure' for it reflects something simple that brings delight. It is not a big 'a ha' experience; it is a gentle, soft, quiet enjoyment. One simple pleasure a day goes a long way. My morning cup of tea has always and continues to be a great pleasure for me. Each evening before bed, I write down five pleasures I experienced and five things I did well that day -- it, too, gives me pleasure.

Today, think about one simple thing that brings you pleasure and do it...

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