Sometimes in the rush of daily life I forget.
I forget to stop.
I forget to breath.
I forget to open my eyes and to see, to really see the wonderful things around me.
When I remember, when I stop, when I take that deep breath that floods through my body finding all the muscles tight with ‘life’ and I open my eyes and really see …I’m always surprised.
I’m surprised at how much my body has been aching to relax and slow down. I am surprised at how much air I can fill in my lungs and I’m surprised how such simple things can change my mood, the way I feel and how I view myself and the world around me.
I love the moment the wind catches my face cycling fast down hill
I love pushing myself to cycle the incline home, reaching the top and looking back over the city at night lit by thousands of little lights.
I love the feel of little arms around my shoulder squeezing after the softest but sloppiest kiss goodnight from my girls.
I adore the colours of autumn (see Ode to Autumn to find out how much!)
Right now, this very moment. My babies are sound asleep in bed, I am snuggled in a nice warm bed, I have Breaking Dawn part 1 on my bedroom TV (and tickets to see part two in my purse), I have a warm whiskey and ginger next to me and after writing my post I’m going to snuggle down with a book (and maybe another whiskey…well it is Friday).
There are lots of things I am worried about right now such as our finances, my relationship and people I know (and technically don’t know on Twitter) But right here in this moment…I am at peace.
It’s a wonderful feeling and I am going to enjoy it a bit longer and remember it and the next one and the next time I am flying down hill on my bike … I’m going to savour that too.
What moments do you love and want to savour? **Cheer**