Monday, November 09, 2009

Mindfulness Monday #2

This sunny Monday morning, I am mindful of:
- Sunshine. Lots of it. And warmth too.
- The vision and artistry of the people who designed The Forks in our city. It’s a truly lovely place to hang out on a Saturday morning.
- Sitting on the bench where Marcel and I pledged our lives to each other. And the 18 and a half rocky, beautiful, painful, happy, fun, agonizing, rewarding, frustrating years since then.
- Watching Maddie wander with the eye of an artist.
- Watching Julie playfully play her flute on the front lawn.
- Watching Nikki tease her little cousin over their shared love of shoes.
- Watching a little four year old girl (my niece) skipping across a parking lot in her shimmery gauzy yellow dress on the way to her champagne birthday tea party.
- Seeing the look of delight and recognition on my little nephew’s face when he spotted me across a crowded church
- Hearing my smart, talented, humble, bold brother preach one of the best (and most challenging) sermons I’ve heard in a long time.
- Cinnamon buns. From the best bakery in town.
- Clean and FOLDED laundry. (Putting it away would be bonus points. I consider it a success if it’s folded and accessible to all members of the family.)
- A ladybug crawling up my arm. Still alive – in November.
- Sleep. Pure delicious uninterrupted sleep.


Julie Jordan Scott said...

This is such a beautiful list, Heather. I feel more calm simply reading it, slowly drinking it in.

kikipotamus said...

I saw a ladybug on Sunday! These are wonderful observations, Heather.