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  1. k'Care-Reena

    THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE ARE FREE. HOW MIGHT I SAVOR THEM MORE?

    Be present, be grateful and harnessing my peaceful warrior.

    1 year ago
  2. M
    Mike

    How we savor depends on what we savor. How I enjoy a book is different from how I enjoy a friend. But both require an investment of time and a high level of engagement.

    1 year ago
    1. k'Care-Reena

      THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE ARE FREE. HOW MIGHT I SAVOR THEM MORE?

      Well said, thanks Mike

      1 year ago
  3. Malag

    Put the phone down

    1 year ago
  4. Anna

    Everything you said is helping me appreciating the wonderful and deep experience of my holidays, so I keep my mind, soul, body in the moment, not losing concentration in the daily chatting of life.
    Grateful for being here, many greetings to everyone.

    1 year ago
  5. Dusty Su

    Slow down, engage all senses, appreciate.

    1 year ago
  6. MHS

    By slowing down….breathing….and trying to stay in the present as much as possible.

    1 year ago
  7. d
    dcdeb

    By being aware of what they are—noticing

    1 year ago
  8. Linda

    Since retirement, I have been spending a lot more time with friends. I adore them all, but in the past it was like fitting people in when I (and they) had time. It is lovely to just meet and talk without a time crunch. I did not anticipate this gift from retirement. I am deeply grateful and appreciative.

    1 year ago
  9. Hot Sauce

    I can savor the beauty of nature by spending more time actively enjoying it-looking at the clouds, sky, sun, trees, birds, insects, and reflecting on their beauty, rather than simply walking past them without taking time to notice or appreciate them.

    1 year ago
  10. Debra

    Breathing and living lovingly is what comes to mind for me today having lost a dear friend to lung cancer this week. It awakened me to her zest for life and serves me well to remember her and remember my own spiritual essence.

    1 year ago
    1. Michele

      Condolences to you on the loss of your dear friend.

      1 year ago
    2. Holly in Ohio

      I’m sorry for your loss, Debra. I remember you lost your poor kitty recently, too. (((hugs)))

      1 year ago
      1. Debra

        Yes, I did. And thoughtful of you to write and remember that. It’s been a little tough of late.

        1 year ago
  11. Elaine

    Reminded again of these wise words:

    Just to be is blessing
    Just to live is holy

    -Abraham Joshua Heschel

    1 year ago
  12. Mica

    Shall I go out onto my balcony and enjoy the morning air and the 2 poinsettas that were left by the dumpster, and the plant my daughter gave me from her townhouse, and the little rosebushes I bought at the supermarket, [those are the ones with exciting new growth that I’m watering enthusiastically] or should I stay inside and leave the balcony to the dove who is nesting on it?

    1 year ago
    1. Holly in Ohio

      haha, lovely!

      I don’t think the dove will be sitting on an egg at this time of year. Is it a Mourning Dove?

      1 year ago
      1. Mica

        Yes. Interesting. I think last year’s ‘baby’ doves flew away in August.. yup – Aug 30. Eggs in a March 4 photo. Tiny baby on March 5. … Oh! 2 years of doves here – 2020 and 2021. A crow just flew at the dove on the nest. Then it sat on my balcony railing, but I scared it off. Bad crow! I think I’ll go out on my balcony now 🙂

        1 year ago
        1. Holly in Ohio

          Oh, wow, so they really are nesting. How lovely! 🙂

          1 year ago
          1. Mica

            Probably not, actually – the March ones were in 2021, but they got rained out of their nest in a big rainy windstorm. I think there were a baby and an egg., and I was surprised that I couldn’t find even a trace of baby or eggshell. Their new nest is closer to my condo and farther from the railing. I’ll post pics one of these days.

            1 year ago
  13. GratefulOne

    By starting with gratefulness and paying more attention

    1 year ago
  14. Mary Pat

    The best things for me in life are my family, nature, and good friends.
    Taking more time to slow down and enjoy all three would help me to savor them more….being aware in that very moment I am IN at the time and not thinking of the past or future, but being right there…..it is so important….just that…..

    1 year ago
    1. sunnypatti48317

      Being right there… in the moment. Yes! Thank you!

      1 year ago
  15. Holly in Ohio

    I am learning to appreciate basic self care again. We all have the health that we have, but we can be glad for as much health as we have, and have habits to nurture our physical and emotional health. Even though it was so hot yesterday, I went for a long walk, and felt better for it, and slept better last night than I have been. It is a “best thing” because when you don’t have good sleep, life is certainly harder. Many things are like that – we can take things for granted until we don’t have it, but when it returns, then we feel how important it is.

    This morning I woke rested and my husband and I talked in the pre-dawn light, just enjoying each other’s thoughts and company.

    I enjoy things like creating a garden with plant divisions from friends and seeds saved from last year’s plants, and I love making crafts from materials that would otherwise go into the trash or recycling. I enjoy baking good bread and improving my skills at it. Yes, flour isn’t free but it’s cheaper than bread and it is the doing that is what makes it “best.”
    I like learning and reading, too. I think it is the effort of making things, working, challenging myself, that makes it all worth while.

    Creating music is another wonderful thing that is free, and sharing that music makes it two best things.

    It is like I’m learning how to live again, how to savor the freedom to choose how I go about my day. If I work, I can work and not care, or I can care and make it special. I can walk past nature because that is where the path is, or I can notice life along the way. We saw a hummingbird out our window this morning, feeding on the trumpet vine!. It can be the same path, but very different experiences if we notice good things along the way.

    And the people here are “the best things,” too. Good morning, everyone! 🙂

    1 year ago
    1. Elaine

      “notice good things along the way.”
      Simple. Thanks Holly.

      1 year ago
    2. Mica

      Yes, Holly – ‘appreciate basic self care’ – you’d think I’d have learned to do that long ago, at my age, but no, I’m still learning –

      1 year ago
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