We live such busy lives. We work hard to earn a living, while we build a sense of family & home. We spend time developing friendships & engaging in hobbies & past-times. However, all too often we rush to fit so much of what others expect of us into our lives that we miss out on how we are personally feeling in the moment… being mindful of ourselves & being present when we spend time with the people we care for.
Do we notice when we wake up on a work day if we feel well-rested, or savor that first smell of coffee brewing to start our day? As we leave for work do we notice the crisp feeling of autumn in the morning air & appreciate the change of seasons? When we eat with our friends or family, do we notice the small things like the crinkles that happen when we laugh?