Being truly present is new to me. I have always been the one thinking about what’s coming next, or what I should be doing other than this. As I am learning to demand my joy, I’m also learning to stop. And breathe. And experience where I am right now. It is absolutely life changing. I enjoy my relationships more, especially with my husband and children. I taste my food. I worry less. I hear the birds singing and the wind blowing. I appreciate all the details of the world around me that have for so long gone completely ignored. I notice and enjoy everything that feels good to my mind, my body and my spirit. ‘Stop and smell the roses’ means something completely different to me than ever before. It means, “Seriously. Stop what you’re doing and experience these beautiful roses.”
Am I finally catching on to the obvious? Or is transforming from overworked stress ball to simple abundance truly just a shift in perspective? Either way, it’s pretty awesome.