What do you wish you could do more every day?

That would lead to ennui.

Unless it is living like i am dying the next moment. That’s the only thing I think we should do more every day. We don’t do enough of it and this is unfortunate.

But having said that, our days should be filled each day with occasions for learning, for being kind to those we meet, for making new connections, for enjoying good food. Especially good food. You saw that article about our gut bacteria and enzymes being related to our moods. So, yes, good food daily and more often. Reading a book.

Last few days, the clouds have opened and Nairobi is getting pounded with heavy showers. Sometimes the whole night. Or during the day. I don’t belong to any gym and I don’t have home equipment so no treadmill running. Or stationary bike. Getting time to squeeze in a run, a ride or a hike.

I would love to spend more time with my loved ones. And some friends. This is one that I would do more everyday. Though occasionally I would have to take a break from them to get air 😀.

So, there we have it.


About makagutu

As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

19 thoughts on “Nothing

  1. ladysighs says:

    I like the idea of having more break time from loved ones. I’m glad when my husband dozes off in his recliner and I can spend more time writing poetry etc. But every hour or so I give him a pinch or two.

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  2. rautakyy says:

    Sleeping. I do not have trouble falling asleep. Apparently I “could sleep on a tree stump”. I have just filled my days with too much of stuff and I would, if I could, sleep away with half of my life. Literally like 12 hours a day. I see very vivid and interresting dreams, you see.

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    • makagutu says:

      Sleeping, as Bond villain says in i thin, Tomorrow Never Dies, is for the dead. So if I have enough sleep (anything between 6 and 8 hours) I am good. Men who dream with their eyes open are to be feared, they tend to make their dreams real.

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  3. renudepride says:

    Excellent perspectives, my Kenyan brother! I agree but with some reservation on food. We as a species waste too much time on eating! Have a great weekend – away from the rain! 🙂 Naked hugs!


  4. I knew getting air would be part of your plan for the day. Am glad you have a way of balancing it out. It is always a good idea to withdraw from the norm and have some panoramic view of the situations around us.


  5. Judy Thompson says:

    I wish I could do more of what I used to do. I think that’s the song of the rapidly aging, anyway.
    At some point you have to listen to the body, the heart, the spirit.

    Right now the body is saying, “you have got to be kidding…ladders? At your age?” and the heart is nodding in agreement. The spirit is over there in the corner, wiping tears of regret away…


  6. This one is super easy: Read!


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