Originally posted 7/22/2014
Most days we must be somewhere, be doing something, or try to be someone we may not want to be. How many times do we just find a rock, perch ourselves and allow our lives to take a time-out with nowhere to go and nothing to do?
On my morning walk, this plump seagull was just standing around watching the water ebb and flow. I thought how enriched our lives will be if we would just take even 10 or 15 minutes a day to drink in the world around us. It doesn’t need to be at the beach. To look up at the sky, or find a quiet spot like a church or museum. To sit on a bench in the park. To listen to the sound of laughter and children playing. You can feel what will bring you peace if you just surrender to life around you.
So how will you make this happen? Make a small promise to yourself and say “I MUST”, or better yet, put it right in the present with “I AM.” For example, “I am getting up from my desk and looking at the sky. I am taking a quick walk to breathe in the air outside and clear my head.” You know what to do. Make a little list of two or three things if you need. The important part is to do it.
Find your own rock where you can perch and just ‘be.’ I promise you will smile more today as you find little joys all around you. Your thoughts will be clearer, you will be inspired or even inspire and bring joy to others. Now that is a good day.