A person may not be able to see it, but at this very moment, there are at least a thousand thoughts running around inside our heads. Some thoughts are great and some are just, well, thoughts. They are not all deep and meaningful but they are all ours, here in no particular order of importance are thoughts that you might have this day.
Starting the Day
At this very moment, you might be thinking, of the quiet that starts each and every day. It is a space between sleeping and the hurry of the day. This is the point where a day holds its ultimate potential and nobody has made one mistake. Whatever was bothering you the day before, even if it seemed insurmountable has disappeared and been replaced by a small manageable little problem, that you know can be dispensed with as easily as a breakfast sandwich at the start of a day. There is a possibility in this moment that all things can change for the better.
The Little Things
You might be thinking, at this very moment about the little things in life. Often life is not about the big things. The big things will come along and for the most part, are scheduled. You can plan and prepare for them. The big occasions provide captured images and are saved in photo albums to relive when the mood hits you. The little things are the constant minutia of activity that fills your lives. Daily happenings and encounters that color the flavor of life. Do you take the time to enjoy them?
Do you savor the taste of the food that you are eating, or do you eat out of habit? Are you grateful for each thing that you have or are they all just piled into a group of stuff labeled “things that you deserve”? I believe that the more you appreciate the little things in life, a friend, a talk, a walk, a tree, some flowers, a comfortable seat, a good book, a hot shower, a cup of coffee, or anything else that you experience throughout the day, the happier you will be. Be mindful of each thing you do and it will have a magic to it that contributes to your day.
The Music in My Head
At this moment you might be thinking about the music that you like right now and how music makes life much more enjoyable, it touches your soul. It doesn’t matter to me what genre a song hails from. A song enters your life, either makes an impression and stays or moves on. Most often I hear a song and if I like it I add it to a playlist that will forever represent this moment in time to me. In the days of burned cd’s, I would give them names and write notes on them. Now I just write the notes in my head and enjoy the music.
One of my favorite songs of my recent experience. Be careful if you listen because it will get stuck in your head. This one of my all time favorites thought provoking songs. Even though I hate winter I love it when it is over. Music is the language of the soul, and listening to it adds a magic to life. What music is coloring your life today?
No Need To Hurry
At this moment you might be contemplating the fact that the faster you try to go, often times the longer it takes to reach your destination. The other day I was trying to force finishing an assignment, no matter what I did, I couldn’t seem to get out of my own way. The next day I focused and relaxed and that same job that was so difficult the day before just flowed out of my consciousness and onto the workflow. It is true in many other aspects of life, hurry to get there, find the answer, get it done quick and you often have difficulty in finishing the task. Much like a car moving too fast to catch your exit. Slow down, be mindful of what you are trying to accomplish and enjoy the ride. It is often the journey that you remember even more than the destination. Relax and enjoy the ride.
You are Right Where You Should be
Finally, at this moment you may be contemplating the peace that comes from knowing that you are exactly where you should be. There are many times when we all get caught up in worrying about something that we really have no control over. We have a desire to be successful, but no real definition to let us know when we get there. Then it hits you. “I am right where I should be”, all the events in your life have worked together in concert to bring you to this point and you should enjoy the moment. Then pause for just a second, feel a sense of appreciation and then move forward with a feeling of happiness and peace. Be grateful for all of the people you have known, the hurdles you have overcome, the wisdom you have gained from all of the lessons you have learned, both easy and hard.
At this very moment, you are right where you should be you can’t do any better than that!