Ministry Theme of the Month
What does it mean to be a Community of Zest? (!)
“True happiness comes from the zest of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery
“What hunger is in relation to food, zest is in relation to life.” – Bertrand Russell
“Cultivate the habit of zest. Purposefully seek out the beauty in the seemingly trivial. Especially in the trivial. The colors and shapes of the foods you eat. The shadows a vase makes on your table. The interesting faces of the people on the bus with you. […]
You know you’re living with the habit of zest if you purposefully choose the scenic route to wherever you are going. Or you choose clothing because you love the texture of the fabric. Or you pick a shampoo or cleaning product because you love the smell–smell being just as important to you as how the product works.”
– Karen Salmansohn
“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
“If your dish or batter or salad tastes lackluster, (citrus) zest may be just the pick-me-up it needs.” – Robert Wemischner
Try it out this month–see if your food is a little zingier! Meanwhile, if your routine is feeling a little lackluster, what new ingredient might add zest this month?
Questions to ask yourself:
When was the last time you chose zest?
What needs removed from your life in order for zest to return?
Is it time to simplify? Is zest having a hard time finding you in the midst of the mess?
When was the last time you were “recklessly zestful”? Is it time again?