Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Enjoy Every Moment


I was just putting on hand lotion, and because it is something I do so routinely, I am unusually not mindful of it and just rub it into my hands quickly. But just this moment because of my awareness commitment, I was completely tuned into that simple little process and was more fully present in the experience. It was kind of like my life movie film suddenly went into slow motion and I enjoyed the creaminess of the lotion, the smell, and how loving and nurturing it felt to my hands. I know, I know, you are sitting there saying, "She's cracked and finally gone over the edge. I knew it would happen soon." But this little experience taught me something profoundly important. In a life where bigger is better and we want more and more (at least I do), it is nice to have the reminder and assurance that it can be the simple things that can create joy and satisfaction if we let them.

3 comments:

Tonya said...

like walking in the rain with a good friend. i love simple things too.

yvonne said...

oops, that last comment was from me but my daughter-in-law was still log in on my computer. you know how it goes. yvonne

Lisa said...

I think you and I might be looking at the beauties of life with more appreciation these last couple of days.