Allowing my heart to feel deeply, in the joy and the sadness.
Tears on the edge of my eyes.
Not just hearing but really trying to listen.
Using the expensive dishes.
Feeling the sun on my face.
Giving my hands time to feel the soil.
Being still and looking into my boys eyes.
Not waiting until… the renovations are done, this person responds a certain way, I am thirty pounds lighter…
Breathe by breathe.
“Start living now. Stop saving the good china for that special occasion. Stop withholding your love until that special person materializes. Every day you are alive is a special occasion. Every minute, every breath, is a gift from God.”
(Mary Manin Morrissey)