Life is Sweet

Tick-tock, tick-tock… I can choose to let the demands on my time and attention overwhelm me. Or I can decide to slow down and take a break. 

In the midst of my daily calendar, I schedule times for me to stop throughout the day. I have a mindfulness bell on my phone that’s set for specific intervals of my choice. Thank you Sheila Glazov for recommending this App to me. The sound of the singing bowl is my signal that It’s Time. 

Time for what? You ask. 

Time to put my shoulders down and take a deep breath. Time to take Willa for a walk. Time to eat. Time to stretch. Time to be grateful. And time to watch the bees on the hummingbird feeder enjoying the sweetness of life. They teach me how to fully be in a moment without a care about anything else in the world. They teach me that sometimes the greatest joys come in the smallest things. They remind me that life is sweet. It’s especially sweet when I’m fully present, fully aware, fully engaged, and fully enjoying it—joie de vivre!

What’s your signal that it’s time for a break?

© TuesdaysWithLaurie.com

Life’s Nectar

Watching this bee extract life’s sweetness from the inviting flower reminds me of a bumper sticker I saw:

The Universe is experiencing itself through every living creature. Make sure to show it a good time!

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Some of the ways I show the Universe a good time include:

  • Watch a sunrise
  • Swim in a natural body of water
  • Enjoy nature’s music

How do you milk sweetness from life to show the Universe a good time?

© Laurie Buchanan

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