I look around me and I see all the beauty around me. I see the sun shining as it rises up over the hills. As it floods the sky with it’s beautiful pinks, yellow, and blues. I walk out onto my deck with my tea cup in hand, and I’m struck with how blessed I am. The colours swirl and intermingle as the sun starts to rise in the sky. I wrap myself up in my fuzzy blanket and sip my tea. This morning I’m not thinking of my to do list, what to make for dinner, or about the laundry that needs folding. For now I sit back and enjoy the beauty and tranquility in this moment.
Soon my quiet will be broken as my alarm goes off and it’s time to get my oldest son up for school. I sit with him and we chat about what will happen in his day as he eats breakfast. Soon he’s dressed, ready, kissed, hugged and out the door while his little brother still slumbers. I crawl back into my bed and read for a few delicious moments before he wakes up. These quiet moments hold such beauty for me as they’re few and far between. I catch up on my reading, laundry, and I hear the sound of my youngest son waking.
He’s so much like me not a morning person as he stomps down the hall. If he was old enough to drink coffee I’m sure he’d demand where it is! We sit and snuggle under my cozy blanket as he adjusts to his wakefulness. After he gets his fill of Mommy’s cuddles we have breakfast. By now he’s wide awake and filling every empty space with his chattering. I smile and realize just how precious and beautiful it is to hear his voice. The beauty of it is that he was speech delayed for so long. Where he only had a few words at two, now at four there’s a word and comprehension explosion! I love to see his face when he says certain words like delicious, sure, I will eat up the no or throw maybe in the garbage when he doesn’t like something being said.
My sons fill my life and my heart with their love, honesty, and the beautiful beings that they are. When it came to God blessing my husband and I with these two precious souls we hit the jackpot. There’s such a tenderness in the way they love and adore each other and us. I casually joke around that we’re riding the crazy train or going to crazy town, and I’ve been told I’m the mayor of it by my youngest! And when I hear Ozzy’s Osbourne’s song Crazy Train I will crank it up and exclaim this is my jam. But oh how I love them, and want to hold them and stop them from growing up so fast! I know that’s not possible but time can just stand still for a little while. The magic of the moments frozen in time fill my love bucket to the brim!
It’s time for me to carry on with my day doing my chores. Tidying up my kitchen, unloading, and loading the dishwasher while listening to my favourite radio station. There’s a mindfulness in the rhythm of my life. As I listen to my washing machine singing its little tune that it’s done, and my son and I walk down the stairs, counting each step as we go.
He trots off to the toy room as I switch the laundry over and carry on to the living room. I set him up with a movie and as he relaxes into the comfort of his blanket and the antics of Toopie and Binoo I watch him with amazement. How much he’s grown, endured, and how he sees the world. I pull out my treadmill, set it up, and step on. As I start out with walking and work up to a light jog I’ve entered my zen. I’m lost in the mindfulness of my footsteps while I hear my adorable son’s infectious giggles, the whir of the motor, and I feel my heart beating in the rhythm of mindful beauty.
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22 thoughts on “Mindfulness”
Oh, amen! I love a bit of mindfulness, it remind us that we are truly blessed.
Thank you so much for reading. I’ve been reading John and Myla Kabat Zinn and felt inspired. ?
I can feel the love you have for your boys while reading this. Truly amazing!
Thank you so much for reading and saying so. ?
This is filled with love and Jlaw. Great job
Thank you so much Papa, that’s exactly what I was trying to convey. ?❤️
Love this…and Love you friend!! 🙂
Thank you so much honey for reading I love you too. ?
This is a beautiful reminder of all I miss when I rush through my day, with the sole purpose of accomplishing goals. How important it is to stop, and take in the beauty of every moment??
Thank you so much Donna. I had to stop and remind myself of this as well. I’ve been reading Everyday blessings and it’s really helping me to stop and smell those roses. ?❤️
I love this! I has dinner with a friend last night and we were just talking about being able to meditate and live in the NOW! It is a practiced thing- we need to be mindful of the moment we are in! Great post and perfect timing for me!
Thank you so much for reading hon. It’s a discipline and fine art to be mindful. But every time I put into practice I just feel the rewards being reaped continuously. ???
Your love for your boys is plain here and you made me see a classic Ozzy tune in a new light. 🙂
Thank you so much Mike, I do love them so. They make me a better me with their love and acceptance. That Ozzy tune always has been one of my favourites. ?
That’s awesome. ??
You certainly have hit the jackpot in life. The love you have for your family and the roles of mother and wife radiates with every word in this piece. Such a beautiful tale. Seriously felt like I was a ghost following in your shadow through this. Wonderful job!
Oh my how I love that description. I thought about how my own spirit Mama follows us with her presence as I wrote this. I do feel I have hit the jackpot because no matter how crazy my life can get, I strip all that away and these beautiful people I’m blessed to my family remains. Thank you so much for reading sweetie. ??
Loved this one! beauty and mindfulness is in the eye of the beholder 🙂
Thank you it most certainly is. When I stop and appreciate my life around me, I see only beauty through my blessed eyes and mindful heart. ?
My love to you too darling. ❤️