was the last time you did something for the first time?

Something as simple as took a different route to work.
Or tried a new restaurant in the neighborhood.
Volunteered to be the Team Leader on a work project.
Hosted a family gathering at your house.
Signed up for a language class or the watercolor workshop.

Routines can assist us in simplifying the mechanics of daily living.
However, when routines turn into ruts, our lives become narrow and lose some of their spark.

Balancing simplicity with new experiences helps keep our lives interesting, and our hearts and minds engaged.

It doesn’t matter if your ‘first’ is  jumping out of an airplane,
or  trying a soy latte.
New experiences create new pathways in our brains,
spark new thoughts and sensations,
and open us up to new possibilities.