Some days feel like i have no idea what I did in the day. I suppose I rush in the morning to wake up and get everyone off to school and work, I frantically move through email all day, I rush to leave the office, I gather up my children in a bustle of pickup lines, then head back home for dinner, clean, play, bath and bed.
If you have these days, you are are my kindred spirit.
At the end of these days I lay down and with a deep breath and sadly wonder, where did the day go? What did I really do today? Why is it so chaotic?
That’s when I become aware though, because I cherish my days and my moments when I am heartfull. So, when I have the reflection of a “crazy day”, that is when I realize I missed connections that day and I was not aware.
Then I do MY SECRET THING: I breathe deep and then I smile.
That’s my secret sauce, I just breathe and smile.
In the seconds of a purposeful breathe and gentle smile you find the ease of any moment.
In that moment of breath and smile you have a choice. Option 1 is to breathe and regret or judge the day. Option 2 is to be gentle with yourself and be aware of the moment.
It is pretty hard to pick the first option when you are smiling.
After this simple secret, I am to be aware again.
- I am able to see the next morning not with rush but with excitement.
- I see the flurry of emails as collaboration.
- I see the pickup lines of growth and love with each family.
- I see dinner as a work of art.
- I see cleaning as playtime and playtime as a grand adventure.
- I see bedtime as cuddles and snuggles of warmth for our dreams.
- I am heartfull again.
A breath and a smile, simple as can be, to open to awareness.
Now what adventures will you find? What connections will you make? How will you be heartfull?