Finding Daily Joy

“And so taking the long way home through the market I slow my pace down. It doesn’t come naturally. My legs are programmed to trot briskly and my arms to pump up and down like pistons, but I force myself to stroll past the stalls and pavement cafes. To enjoy just being somewhere, rather than rushing from somewhere, to somewhere. Inhaling deep lungfuls of air, instead of my usual shallow breaths. I take a moment to just stop and look around me. And smile to myself.
For the first time in a long time, I can, quite literally, smell the coffee.”

– Alexandra Potter, The Two Lives of Miss Charlotte Merryweahter

Something that I have learned by practicing mindfulness, and watching Mum find joy in simple things, is to enjoy the small, daily belssings around me.

Sunset – Version 2A Sunset a home
How many times do you stop, just for a moment, and enjoy what is around you; people talking, green grass or the sun set?

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