There will be an end to this
We are already making mental lists of what we’ll do when restrictions are lifted completely: places we’re previously talked about visiting or re-visiting, experiences that we’ve read about or seen on TV. Not huge treks, nor extravagant escapades.
If you’re hankering for those once-in-a-lifetime happenings then watch the hilarious and heart-warming film ‘Bucket List’ starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman.
Take pleasure in seeing – really seeing – the ordinary, everyday, stuff-we-take-for-granted things. Colour, shape, texture. Leaf, petal, tree-bark. Clouds, ripples, shadows. Seeing doesn’t just mean using your eyes. Feel for shapes and textures, let water trickle through your fingers, face the light and sense the shadows as cloud scud across the sky.
Listen for sound, and listen for silence. It is amazing how difficult it can be to single out and concentrate on just one.
Give time to each of your senses. They deserve more of your time, and I believe you’ll find it rewarding. Even five minutes in what may be a very heavy schedule.
Just a moment …
Please let me know what you find rewarding. Perhaps time is too precious at the moment and there just isn’t any to spare. Could you give a moment of extra thought as you eat, or sip a well-earned cuppa?
Stay safe. Stay well.