Monday, July 26, 2010



     I received a wonderful email the other day that directed me to read its contents slowly and think about what it meant in relation to my Life.  As soon as I read it, I felt happy because it suggested that I not get bogged down in the routine of daily chores, work, and the personal reasons for not having more fun and being more spontaneous with invitations from others.  It was a lift to read.

     The anonymous author suggested that we too often put off doing something that brings joy because we “are too rigid to depart from our routines” and that we “cram so much into our schedules” that there is little room for other activities or being with the people we love. 

     The author said, “We live on a sparse diet of promises we make to ourselves when all the conditions are perfect!”  

     This week I’m going to lighten up on the “should do’s” and “must do’s” and even the pleasurable that have become routine.  I am going to add other pleasurables into my experience.

© Dr. Drayton-Craig, 2010


  1. How timely--both the advice and the way it came to you. It goes to show that technology, used wisely, is a good thing, despite our concerns about e-mail overload and social networking overtaking face-to-face conversations.
    This particular post reminds me that "When the student is ready, the teacher appears." Or, to paraphrase: When I'm ready the message is present. A change of routine really resonates for me. Thank you.

  2. Dr. Craig, thank you so very much for sharing this
    wonderful moment. Indeed life is to be lived and
    enjoyed. I am taking this time to express
    my appreciation for your gift.