I loved reading this opinion piece on npr.org where writer Alan Heathcock shared his story of how reading a poem a day gave him a sense of peace within the grind of his life. With the routine of work, school, responsibilities, and giving in to the surrounding white noise of our lives, sometimes it’s difficult to find the time to reflect and take in the quiet good of every day. For Heathcock, reading a poem every morning gives him the peace to get through the day. I truly believe taking the time to really listen to a song completely; create something with your own hands; or read an inspirational writing or story can greatly enrich your life. If you’re still thinking of a new year’s resolution, doing this would be a good for your life in 2012– tune out all the chaotic white noise around you for just a few minutes a day and take in some nourishing light through art.
Here is one place help you start.