The irony that the focus this week is "mindfulness" as I'm writing this with my five year old nephew sitting next to me, my dog at my feet, and my mom on the couch. There's nothing better for my soul than family visiting.
This is the first visit that Jack is making to see me. Spending time with a five year old means there's little time for mindfulness, but it brings my spirit so much...I get to see the world, my world, through the eyes of a child. The wonder and awe he expresses at a ride on a merry-go-round reminds me to see the world this way.
His new friendship with my dog reminds me to love everyone fully and wholly!
Every morning, I share gratitude emails with my family and friends. I asked Jack what he's grateful for and here it is, in his own words...
I love when mommy plays with me.
I love being with Bella (my dog).
I can't wait for Kindergarten.
I'm happy when people read me books.
I'm happy when Jillian plays with me a lot. (his sister)
So today while I reflect on my spiritual journey, I'm focusing on being more child like...searching for moments of wonder, joy, cuddling, and lots of books.