When you start to celebrate the ordinary moments you discover how they transform and are no longer so ordinary after all.
Where are the Ordinary Moments?
Afternoon tea as you sit outside in the garden with a friend or sibling.
The relaxing seconds that welcome your arrival home from spending an over-heated day in the city.
The colour of the sky at sunset with its breathtaking violets and deep blues.
The joyous sound of the skylark as you walk through a field.
When we experience the moment in wonderment and joyful discovery, the gateway of the present opens and infinite resources and possibilities rush in to illuminate life.
The vast sweep of a bird of prey as you glance up into the sky.
The joke exchanged between you and the supermarket check-out assistant.
The unexpected invitation to join a neighbour for a cuppa.
The evening aroma of the roses as you step outside and inhale their rich fragrance.
I acknowledge my feeling and gratitude for life by praising the world and whoever made all these things.
The fresh breeze that caresses your face through the open window.
The slice of cake that is so delicious every mouthful is a sensory pleasure.
That second when you take a deep breath and breathe in freshly mown grass.
The chat you share with someone special while travelling together on the train.
Time isn’t precious at all, because it is an illusion. What you perceive as precious is not time but the one point that is out of time: the Now. That is precious indeed. The more you are focused on time — past and future — the more you miss the Now, the most precious thing there is.
Here is an invitation to look out and celebrate the ordinary moments today! Be present for them and don’t let them slip by unappreciated.