Sometimes we busy bodies need to take a step back and rejoice at the little things in life. As unnatural as it feels for me to cool my jets, remove the blinders from my tunnel vision, and slow down, I’ve been practicing the fine art of gratitude and enjoyment lately. You guys, it’s really quite invigorating.
Some of my most cherished daily moments include: Slowly pouring hot water over freshly ground coffee in my French press and smelling the rich aroma while sipping (versus the usual chugging) to not only satisfy, but fully enjoy, my morning addiction. Taking deep breaths of fresh mountain air and being mindful of the way it makes me feel, rather than hurrying through the day and being unaware of my breath at all. Looking passers by in the eyes and smiling – a simple gesture to connect with others, only if for a moment.