“Live with the 3E’s, energy, enthusiasm and empathy,” accompanies a photograph of a sea horse. I’m not certain if there is a direct relationship between the quote and the picture, but I like the idea of things in 3s. Energy, enthusiasm and empathy offer balance to my 3S’s, silence, solitude and simplicity. I need them all. The 3E’s speak to my extroverted self, the 3S’s, my introverted self.
During the weekend I had to gear into 3E mode, although I did have moments with the 3S’s. Yesterday’s 425 mile drive from Lancaster PA to the cottage in Maine took a great deal of energy, but my enthusiasm was high. My husband did his share of the driving (was that empathy?), giving me time to settle into the 3S’s.
Today at the cottage I’m wallowing in silence, solitude and simplicity; tomorrow I’ll embrace energy, enthusiasm and empathy when I meet friends during the day and attend a book group at night.