Choosing one positive moment a day to share is very easy some times. When I've seen an amazing sunset, been around my nieces and nephews, or experienced the kindness of a stranger, I know immediately what to write about. Other times, it can be more difficult. The days when I spent hours doing laundry, cleaning the bathroom, and putting in piano practice hours, it can feel sort of hum drum. On those days, I have to become a little more resourceful, depend on my 5 senses to heighten, and find me that one magical moment among the day to day activities of an un-extraordinary day.
As I play the cool, smooth ivory keys of my beautiful piano, I suddenly feel Joy's wet nose nudge my knee. It startles me at first. I thought she was asleep at my feet. But she's awake now. And she wants to be touched too.
My husband brought home a treat for me. Easter's coming. That means the stores are filled with...chocolate bunnies! Yum. I like their peanut butter ears best.
I don't live near the postcard like scenery of Hawaii or Colorado. But as I walk to and from the laundry room, I pass several trees. Today I make an extra effort to crane my neck and look upwards. Bare branches. They sway in the wind. On one thin branch, a nest. I never noticed it before today.
Eddie and I run several miles together, then play a good game of racket ball. We stink. But it feels so good to smell healthy.
Turn the TV off. Turn the radio off. I open the windows to let the breeze in and I hear a song. Not one that I know or can hum to, but beautiful nonetheless. Wind chimes. Several of them throughout the neighborhood. A beautiful symphony of perfectly tuned wooden knocks, and sweet chiming bells.
For an un-extraordinary day, I suppose 5 magical moments is quite lucky.