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I might savor this day by taking the time to do something for myself. Take a break. Rest a little bit. Do one thing today that serves me. Get a breath of fresh air. Reflect.
Remember and practice to pause … not just now, in my morning reflective time, but/ and through the day.
Breathe in and out mindfully and slowly… connect with my inner and the outer worlds around, trust and allow the natural beauty to nurture and bring me to life … and keep going! …
One hot beverage at a time.
I made a joyful noise for the Lord in church today, really listened to the sermons, offered sincere prayer. Then I enjoyed a visit to a duck pond. I think finding time to speak to God and reflect on his goodness is one of the best ways to savor a day.
Today it will be watching a TV on the ceiling of my Dentist’s surgery, wearing dark glasses.
Coming here right now, it’s night, and I struggle to savor what has been good, after seeing what happened to Bucha.
Anna, I read your response a bit ago but your sadness has stuck with me. How do you savor a moment when you feel this overwhelm..
I lit a candle for Bucha and you as a rememberance.
I can savor this day by learning and gaining as much wisdom as I can today.
By being present to all this beautiful day presents. Stay in the NOW….
Altered to more down to earth expression, to let the sun shine in and out 😊Thank you dearly. 🙏🙇
I woke up exhausted and in pain but I will visit my daughter later and we will have lunch together. I will immensely enjoy spending time with her, savouring the food and conversation and maybe go for a spring walk watching how nature awakens from its winter slumber. Maybe we’ll see some wildlife and find ourselves to be part of nature and children of Earth.
I’ll savor it by noticing and reflecting on what is before me today and every day – the beauty around me, the miracle of living, and a deep contentment for my life circumstances.
Moment by moment, be present.
Ahhh, today is my day. I’ll join my two riding partners for our Sunday ride. It’s been 30+years of companionship. I will definitely let them know how much I appreciate them. And then, my sweet girlfriend and I are going to the beach. I will try to be present in all of this and really enjoy myself. This week has been taxing (figuratively and literally 😲) and I will attempt to put all that aside and be in the moment. And just to add to the the quotes,
“The future ain’t what it used to be”
Charlie, what kind of ride? Bike, horse, motorcycle, something else? I’ll be out on a bike ride with a friend who has been out of the country for 3 weeks on a long vacation. We’ll go to the farmers’ market, get coffee, maybe go for one of our “noodling around” rides through the neighborhoods.
Hey Barb, we ride Mtn bikes. It was a beautiful ride. Lots of wild flowers. And we had time to talk in the sun. ☀️
Taking time to enjoy it and not be “doing” all the time. Maybe read my book during the daytime-something I don’t ordinarily do…in fact, it sounds rather luxurious!
Agreed that daytime reading is luxurious! I read poetry in the morning and read at night, but during the day I’m always “doing”. Last Sunday I read a while from Welcoming the Unwelcome, by Pema Chödrön. Today I’ll make a point of reading a few chapters more, maybe out on our back deck with hot coffee and some sunshine..
I really enjoy reading Pema Chodron. I haven’t read her in years, so thanks for the reminder!
My friend and I are heading over to another friend’s house for brunch. She just had a double mastectomy and several rounds of chemo. It’s been a very long time since we’ve been together. I can’t wait to be laughing again with all our inside jokes and foolishness. We love her dearly. Today is all about positive energy for life and vitality.
I pause and focus on the breath, each inhale and exhale, as I look outside at the blue sky and all the green blooming below it. I’m happy to be alive and to start this day. I will savor it by carrying this energy with me as I go to work, looking forward to the interactions I will have throughout the day.
I started by sleeping in which is soooo nice. I savor days off:) It’s National Find A Rainbow🌈 Day … maybe I will see one today.
Thank you, Michele! Because of your post, I just played with the prisms on my windowsill, until I found a rainbow on the wall. 🤗🌈
Good to know about Rainbow Day! I rode my bike yesterday in rain with sun still shining. I always call that “rainbow weather” and hoped to find one but didn’t. Today another bike ride, this time with a friend. Light overcast so not perfect for rainbow hunting but looking at the sky gives me moments to savor.
I know exactly what you mean when you say ‘rainbow weather’, thanks:)
I will savor this new day by living gratefully in the present, living simply and enjoying every moment.
Me too ! 😉🙌🌻
enjoy tai chi with friends, and get done a few task that I’ve been putting off
This is a good question and prompts me to take things slowly and enjoy what I am seeing and feeling and not get lost in constant doing!
What a wonderful question!
I should ask myself this every day.
Of late my mind has often gone to aches or to unpleasant things, much like picking at a scab. That is definitely NOT the way to savor this day. It isn’t the way to heal a cut, either.
It does help to shake up patterns a bit and to see and do new things. When we freshen things up, it sharpens our vision. It also helps to savor the day if I speak kindly with my family, and sometimes playfully. How we are, often gets reflected back. I also think I
need something for me today, as I have been neglecting my self-care.
Those are my first thoughts. It is a question worth re-asking!
Holly, your imagery is so powerful. “Of late my mind has often gone to aches or to unpleasant things, much like picking at a scab. That is definitely NOT the way to savor this day. It isn’t the way to heal a cut, either.”
Take care and time for yourself each day. It’s time well spent.
Thank you, my friend! ❤
“Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. And today? Today is a gift.” Eleanor Roosevelt
I’ve also heard it put this way: The past is history, The future is mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why we call it the “Present.”
The term, The Eternal Now, reminds me that This is It! That makes it easy to give thanks and savor this day.
Thank you for the wonderful quote, Carol, and by a wonderful woman. I’ve saved it to my gratefulness doc.
Swami Satchidananda has a book called ‘The Golden Present’.
Mica, There is also a book called “The Precious Present” by Spencer Johnson
Lovely, Carol! Just what I needed to hear. 🌺
To deeply appreciate that I am free to do what I want – and not take that for granted
My intention today is to walk nearby to a park with a still frozen lake and listen to the beautiful noises cracking thawing water makes. It’s awesome!
I savor what I pay attention to. So the how of it is by being a better observer. I am way better than I used to be. I used to project my desired life onto the actual day like an image projected onto a wall…and behaved as if the projection was actual life. Now I tend to do that way less.
I have a house guest who is looking for a place here. We have spent a few afternoons driving around to open houses. We are looking at much more expensive places than what I have. It’s been interesting for me as I have reacted the opposite of what I would expect. Instead of envy, I come home and as we enter my place, and as I look out at it in the growing light writing this, I so love the place more. I have seen nowhere I would rather live. In a sense it has allowed me to savor it in the way I think the question implies. I have a place, and a time to live. Here and now. I am enough. I have a role, a job if you will. All of which, not that long ago, I not only didn’t have any deep awareness of, but in fact rejected out-of-hand by preferring my fantasy world in my head. I have said that I have finally found my nest, when, in actuality, I have simply come into myself.
From there, grounded in that place, I can really ‘see’. And taking it all in, inclusively, I am open to the ability to savor all of it.
Howie, I appreciate hearing someone else say this. How often my heart desires have mislead me, and still do at times. But my heart of heart always brings me back home, let the fairy tale be a fairy tale.
Accepting what was, what is and what will be.
So happy for you, Howie. To find that kind of inner peace is very precious.
Howie, this resonated. Appreciated.
Breath and appreciate the ordinary is extraordinary as in this moment.
The same way that I savored living yesterday ─ Just live it!
By giving up the wrong way of thinking and cultivating the right way. Becoming aware of all the beauty, and intelligence behind the forms and in the forms. Being aware of joy in silence that is always there. Seeing all the chances that are in front of me to manifest the ideals that I want to live. Leaving aside constant worrying, complaining. Making a decision to savor this day whatever there is needed to be done and feeling what is given to me by the universe day by day. Having joy in trying to give back.
Today is a day when there’s nothing pressing or urgent to do, the sky is blue and I am going to takes things slowly after having a frenetic and stressful day yesterday. Right now I am bathing in the peace and contentment whilst going through my daily gratitudes, reflections and musings. I will let the day unfold gently, read, think, cook, and walk.
That sounds wonderful.
I’m already looking forward to the idea that I can play the church organ again this afternoon, for the first time this year. An organ dating back to 1846. A beauty. (Smitsorgel, Grave)🎶😊🤗
Christine, Oh my goodness. What a tremendous joy and delight. I can feel a sense of the energy of your playing the organ in the church as I reflect on your experience. I hope that the resonance lingers, and that perhaps you will be able to do just that again, before too long… Warmly, KC
It was fantastic, Pilgrim. Despite the low temperature in the church and my icy fingers. After a sunny and warm period, winter was back in the Netherlands.🌷🤗
I always wonder how it is possible, to play an instrument which needs to be played with two hands and two feet. 😳 It must be a very great joy to be able to play an instrument that has such a wide spectrum of sounds along with wide range of volume.
With respect, Hermann
Thank you, Hermann. I’m not a real organist and I don’t play with my feet. Fortunately, it also sounds nice with only the manuals. I want to learn the footwork. There is great joy in filling the church with organ sounds. Have a nice day 🎶🌷🤗
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