This post is part of the One Little Word Blog Hop where members of Ali Edwards’ OLW class share their monthly assignment or something about their word. Each month, on the 1st of the month, I’ll participate and then give you a link to the next in line (see the full list of participants at the end of this post).
I have been remembering my One Little Word (mindful) and trying to focus on doing one thing and one thing only at a time. My goal has been to pay attention to every aspect of an activity or action, down to each movement even, but what I am noticing mostly is how many thoughts come to me while I’m doing something else. I can rush through an entire day without really bodily experiencing it at all. I’m sure you know what I mean.
BUT… when I do focus my mind and fully participate in what my body is doing, boy is it a powerful experience. I am thankful for my body that can maneuver around our kitchen; I marvel at the cool feel of plump raspberries on my fingers or at their tiny “wiskers” that my eyes take in; I rejoice in the explosion of subtle sweetness that fills my mouth. I appreciate where these raspberries grew and their journey to the grocery store around the corner. Just eating one little raspberry is miraculous.
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I’m so glad to be part of this blog hop! Please leave me a comment if you would like to share something. Now, hop along to the next OLW post. She (and each thereafter) will send you on down the list from there until you’ve seen all 46 posts (Gosh, you’re going to be very busy today!). The rest of the participants are listed below. I encourage you to visit every blog for more creative fun.
You can read other posts related to my OLW here.
Naomi www.poeticaperture.com<— You are here.
Melissa http://www.smudgetime.com<— Go here next!