Taking a moment to simply drink in all of the good around us.
So life does certainly throw all of us curve balls and with all of the stuff coming at us, it can often begin to feel quite overwhelming. That said - we somehow have to find a way to rise above it. For most of us, that can certainly be a challenge. Loads of pressure, time sensitivity - everything coming at you with high expectations, no room for error and not a lot of time for reflection built in.
Reflection is exactly what you need. You need to give yourself some time and room.
Why? Because in the end, if you don't reflect as you are going along, then why are you really doing anything at all? Take a few minutes to sip the tea or coffee, linger a bit longer on the taste of that muffin and look out the window and see the beauty around you. You really will be more productive in the end if you really take stock in all of the goodness, YOUR goodness.
A close friend of mine and I were in touch this morning. She had recently experienced a huge loss and we spent a few minutes together, not that either of us didn't have plenty on our check list of "things to get done today." Yet - we took the time. It was necessary. That set me on the right path of the day - taking time for her, for us and reestablishing how important she is to me and hopefully showing some support for her, when she needs a little love and lift. Life is important, don't get bogged down by so much of the other stuff that you can't see all of the value that's right before us.
It may be time for another cup, enjoy.
Eat well. Live happy.