When my mindfulness skills are sharp I can find sweet things in the little things but at times that is a tall order.
When I was in my early 20’s I had high expectations about the grande adventures life had in store for me. Single and searching in the early 90’s, I wondered if I’d ever find a mate, have a cool job, or experience the titillating life I had conjured in my mind. My Mom would tell me to settle down, and suggest there is profound greatness in the present moment, in the real things right in front of me rather than the yearning for a life not yet lived. If I missed today’s sweet things, I would never appreciate tomorrow’s the view from the mountain top.
So today I present 4 bits of real honey that might make me notice the view of the valley if I let it.
- This note.
Here is its author, my first born who leaves for college the fall.
2. A photo of my Mom and me in 1989 I found buried in a post on Facebook. She died in 1997 and I did not know this photo existed. I miss her every single day. I do not miss my hair in this picture.
3. Sportsmanship that makes me want to cry and super proud to be a product of Richmond, Virginia Catholic schools like Michael Gbinije. For the record, I am a huge UVA fan.
4. A spontaneous wall-sit contest.
When one is training for one’s first Ironman, one finds opportunity to work-out most anytime.
No one ever argued the sweet feeling of the finish line.
Huge Bit O’ Honey.