This post is part of the One Little Word Blog Hop where members of Ali Edwards’ OLW class share their monthly assignments 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 think if I slow down and follow through on my promise to let myself off the hook more often (so much harder than it sounds!), I will become more mindful.
I HAVE been noticing little moments of joy or beauty here and there and having this word top of mind HAS made the past two months better, but I need to do even better. I’ve been noticing and observing emotions more than really sinking into them, which helps me recognize that they will pass. Having more of a big picture view has helped me realize more and more that everything is precious… childhood, flowers, compliments, smiles.
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Photographs for my February page: 1) wet feather discovered on the beach 2) snapdragons backlit by morning sun 3) q-tip art 4) pausing to appreciate the tea ritual (I pulled this one from my December picture files) 5) painting with my daughter 6) dandelion macro 7) iPhone flower macro 8) water droplets during a rain and a favorite quotation 9) water drops after a rain and a reminder to breathe
I’m so glad to be part of this blog hop! Some of the artwork these ladies do is just incredible! 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 them all. 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 http://poeticaperture.com/ <— You are here.
Jamie http://%20jmpgirl.blogspot.com/ <— Go here next!
Melissa C www.smudgetime.com
Heidi D http://mommy.heidimdavis.com/
Jen R http://jenritchie.com
Orange Gearle orangegearle.blogspot.com