Replenishing the wellspring

Dear AALNC Members,

We all wear many “hats” in our lives:  spouse, parent, grandparent, sibling, child, employee, volunteer, etc.  Our family, professional, and volunteer commitments often feel as though they compete for our limited time and deplete our wellspring of energy, leaving little opportunity for us to recharge and re-energize. 

However, taking time to replenish this well is essential, as it allows us to remember what’s important in our lives, remember why we do what we do, and renew our devotion to the activities and commitments that are close to our hearts.

I encourage you all, especially our many valued AALNC volunteers, to regularly devote time to unplug your devices and recharge yourselves. Take a moment each day to focus on yourself, reflect on your many blessings, and recognize that satisfaction comes from within.  This perspective is summed up in the following quote, which is hung en route to a monastery in the beautiful country of Bhutan (pictured below):

“Happiness is not something readymade. It comes from your own actions.”


How do you replenish your well?  In what ways do those activities impact your various commitments?

Julie Dickinson
President, AALNC

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