Mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment.
Mindfulness also involves acceptance, meaning that we pay attention to our thoughts and feelings without judging them—without believing, for instance, that there’s a “right” or “wrong” way to think or feel in a given moment. When we practice mindfulness, our thoughts tune into what we’re sensing in the present moment rather than rehashing the past or imagining the future.
*Taken from Greater Good – Read the full post on mindfulness here.
I’ve been experiencing life from moment to moment. If my son and I are building a puzzle, I’m totally immersed in it, not worrying or thinking about dishes or checking something on my laptop. It has changed the way I experience life, even the mundane things. I’m still a work in progress and I have to admit that I’m not mindful all the time, but I am aware of those moments. I try to recalibrate my thoughts immediately and immerse myself in the moment again. I’m sure this skill will improve as time goes on.
I have also been grateful for tasks that I would usually do begrudgingly:
I am grateful for a house to clean; because it means that we have a roof over our heads.
I am grateful for dirty dishes; because it means that we had something to eat today.
I am grateful for a dirty floor; because it shows that we played today.
I am grateful for dirty laundry and laundry to iron; because it means that we have more than enough clothes to wear.
I am grateful for a chatty toddler; because it means that he is learning more about his world.
I am grateful for dog hair on everything; because it means that I have more to love.
I am grateful for laughing children; because it means that my children are having fun.
I am grateful for having to put the toilet seat down before I use it; because it means that I have a partner to share my life with.
What are you grateful for today? Let me know by commenting below!
Love and blessings today and always,