Living in the present moment
Some new pictures have been posted on Mindful Moments of neighborhood gardens and images outside my office door. There is such beauty surrounding us if we can just take a few extra moments to notice! After a long day of work this past Tuesday, I unlocked my car door and placed all my stuff in the back seat. Starting the car, I noticed this pretty butterfly flitting around the container of pink flowers at the office entrance. A part of me felt like putting my car in drive and heading home. Instead, I took the extra time to get out of my vehicle and snap a bunch of pictures. It was magical. This butterfly kept moving from one delicate pink flower to the next. It hovered first and then took a long, slow drink of the tasty nectar. I was delighted to have taken time to enjoy this butterfly ’s dance !
Recently, I have noticed how many people are missing out on these gifts of Mother Nature. Both on my walks at the West Hartford reservoir and around my neighborhood this week, I have noticed people walking side by side while both scrolling on their phones! So many missed chances for deeper connection with one another and the surroundings around us
Are you savoring the moments in Mother Nature? It can be as simple as noticing the sound of the birds, the feel of the air, the heat of the sun on your face. You don’t even need to go to some special place to reap these benefits. Perhaps today as you are out running errands and going into work, simply notice what is happening around you. It does help restore us.