You’re looking downward now at your feet. Distracted, you’ve already forgotten why you came here. You’re missing the sunset.
Open your eyes & find what you’ve become blind to- what you take for granted.
Only you decide whether or not to truly see again.
I’ve had a lot of opportunity for “pretend like I’m in a sauna” practice— 24 hours worth of practice…
My A/C is busted at home (going on night 2 with no air) & today also “make believe sauna escape” at work, as the vents don’t blow air in the art room, only that one room,… that I’m in, no A/C reaches me.. Hahaha it’s like we’re on a team building hike in a dense humid forest except, there’s no hiking required- it’s more like “sweating with acrylic” which I now think needs to be a title for a Richard Simmons and Bob Ross combo show.
Seriously, I am grateful for things I do often take for granted. I need to start a daily gratitude journal & remind myself of how much I’ve come to expect rather than appreciate- to remember life and every experience is a gift 🎁 , there’s always a card or message included from sender, many toss it aside, but it’s always guaranteed, often it’s hidden within these gifts. I hope to always remember to find this message & not overlook it. I hope to notice & appreciate the things I take for granted. I have way too much good to complain about the bad.
Today I choose to laugh at myself & mean it, find gratitude, & appreciate what I HAVE instead of fussing about what’s missing.
Most do this so often. If you think about it, really, how ridiculous are we? Spending all energy on one “horrible” negative experience/thing, and neglecting to mention the sea glittering with positives & opportunity.
Don’t miss the sparkling serenity of this ocean view- Stop yourself, put down the negative thing(s) & take focus away from the concrete wall in your way.
Pssst… Just turn back around this way- that wall isn’t going far, you can go back to it anytime. This won’t always exist as it is. I hope to seek this serenity & gratitude daily & remember how foolish I often am to turn away from all I have & love to neglect the best & instead obsess over & offer my time to petty selfish nonsense.
So with that I’ll get back to enjoying my last night in the sauna.
Today I am grateful to have this experience and the bringing back of clarity to what’s really worth my focus.