Attentiveness is the
natural prayer of the soul.
Pay attention, there is
no time to rush.
I’m in a city I don’t want to be, in a strange bed, in a city far from home, I need the perspective of 5 grate things—I need to appreciate to get me through.
1. The slip of pink through my dirty Airbnb window.
2. My sweet friend sleeping in the next room. 3.
3. My bottle of peppermint that overpowered the cats!
4. My eyes are no longer glued shut due to my gentle Rose.
5. Rumi brings me back.
I was so looking forward to sleeping in this morning, but the dang cat started yowling at 5:30 and that was it for me. I tried going back, but it was no use. My anger was softened by glow of the sky and the lure of my hot tub. I crept down the stairs, hoping not to alert my sleeping pup (her exuberance in the wee hours is too much for me some mornings). I make it outside and am instantly glad--the soft air and early morning sounds bring me ease. I sink into the warm tub and gratitude comes easily. (I will not list my cat, however, he's still a PIA)
1. Late summer sounds.
We spent 2 weeks on the west coast of BC in July. Our trip home to the east was long and brutal, the car finally pulling into our gravel drive in the wee hours of the morning. The first thing I noticed when I opened the car door was how different the night sounded. The crickets must have started their summer night chorus in our absence. After spending two weeks with completely silent nights on the coast, the drone of crickets was shocking; so much so, that when we gratefully fell into bed, I couldn't sleep due to their chatter!
I'm not sure why we didn't hear crickets when we were out west, (maybe because we were so close to the ocean?) but the absence of them made me realize what a symbol of summer they are to me, and I cherish the sound.
2. The weight of the air at 6am in September.
3. The first glimpse of what the day will bring.
4. Trails in the wet grass.
5. An outdoor shower at sunrise. Not much better...
~I invite you
to stand in AWE
of the glorious
1. the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for.
Notice the Trance
We all do it—switch to autopilot when life gets busy. We forget about what matters. We no longer see the mystery. We start to live small.
It's time to wake up to your life!
Come play with me!
Start to pay attention to the simple gifts in your life. Write them down!
I like to call them my
5 Grate Things
No matter how hard the day, you can always come up with something!
Try not to repeat yourself...
dig for the good stuff and uncover the magic!
"You wander from room to room, hunting for the diamond necklace that is already around your neck." ~Rumi