Covid-19 pandemic and all the trauma it has brought has made me think a lot and reflect on moments. Moments, one moment at a time. While looking at the full moon tonight in all its beauty I really took time to notice its presence. While looking at the moon, I thought about how many times do we actually take time to notice all the little moments?
How many times have you looked forward to 5:00, Friday, Summer or Christmas? Probably a lot, our lives are so busy and we are always looking forward to what’s next. This pandemic has taught me to slow down, notice the small moments that are actually meaningful; the moon, slowing down and eating breakfast, mindfully moving through the day, being healthy, reaching out to friends & family, gratitude for acts of kindness, work isn’t just work, but a meaningful presence that isn’t just teaching.
Time, how are you valuing the gift of time during this period? Catching up on a book, series, project, work, hobbies, exercise and staying in touch with those that matter. We have time. Are you using it wisely? Are you looking forward to the weekend or if you are like me looking forward to the morning because I have the opportunity to exercise without rushing, looking forward to preparing a healthy lunch, quiet time, reading, catching up on work or realizing there’s so much out of our control. I once read we can only control our controllables; attitude and effort.
Our attitude can change a cloudy day into sunshine; our own self created sunshine. Effort is the driving force behind attitude. Are you trying your best; your best to make the best out of a traumatic situation and enjoy the small moments.