THE GIFT OF A DAY
Our days are made of moments and we often forget to breathe and simply be in the moment before it is gone forever. Every day is full of possibilities and today was delightfully full of surprises. There is always something to be grateful for so remember to celebrate every day.
It did start as a normal Saturday but somehow today the stars aligned. Yes, I was doing the normal routines but really I do get spoilt on Saturdays….my favorite day. Sometimes I get surprises and today it was magic.
Keith, my loving husband goes to the market every Saturday. He has already bought me a cuppa in bed and I am doing some research before I get up. He returns from the market and playfully hands me a $20 note. Of course I smile and accept it and then he tells me there are flowers on the table. A beautiful bush bouquet bought from a market stall from students I taught a decade ago. What a lovely gift to brighten my day. My next task was to put away the shopping. Just another everyday task? Keith dropped off Callum at his girlfriend’s house so I was left alone with my task and my space.
HOW TO BE IN THE MOMENT
Perhaps it was the wonderful beginning to the day as I put on Pink’s iHeart radio station or it may have been the intention to have energy that led to the next step. I began as normal as I cleared the fridge and started to unpack but the music called. It was the reality that song after song was a breath of I love that and I began to dance. I though it was an interlude to the unpacking but I kept dancing as song after song called to me and I felt this beautiful joyful energy. At one point Keith returned and came up behind me and did a silly dance. I laughed and said..yeah your dancing with me. He really is not a dancer so that made me smile more. Of course the moment didn’t last long but it raised my vibration and the happy moments further. I found myself flowing from one song to the next. No plan to do anything but just be in the moment. Nothing to do but dance and be. The reality was that there was a choice that I made at some point along the way. I decided that the groceries were going nowhere and the kitchen was a wonderful barefoot dance floor….did I forget to mention the barefoot joy. The secret was that I just allowed the moment and then another and another as the songs kept playing. I chose to know that I had space and I gave myself permission to be. I was listening to Kai Ashley earlier in the day who discussed focusing on an emotion and how we can choose our emotional state by shifting what we are focusing on….this really comes down to intention and yes I had set my intention tor the day for a playful productive day.So I danced and enjoyed and now I am doing a blog post and learning along the way. I guess the reality is that there are so many choices that the questions has to be…why not. I found a couple of images of two quotes I love. For me they are words to live by and capture a sense of an open door where anything is possible. We are here to find joy so isn’t it time we let go of the fear and started looking for the moments that bring us joy as we slip into that warm heart centered
place of knowing that we can choose.
MORE BREATHING SPACE
This is the space you are looking for and it was here waiting for you all along. Its inside you and all you need to do is to say YES.