Welcome to May!
April flew by this year! Well for me it did anyway, perhaps your month was at a gentler pace. Ours was filled with adventures, caring, celebrating and rejoicing in the few warm sunny days we had. Living mindfully in each moment tends to bring about a grace of knowing you were busy and active, but not always knowing exactly how your time was filled. Do you ever experience that? Perhaps someone will ask you “what have you been up to?” and your mind draws a blank, even though you have barely had time to settle or sit for weeks.
I have taken up keeping a journal of sorts, alright, so it is not something new I am doing – I am just trying to keep it going longer than a week or two. I have discovered this about myself, I tend to be fired up about things and run with them fully engaged until it becomes mundane, or something, because I am not doing it as often. The novelty wears off. Or, and this really plays a part for me at least, life gets busy and there is no time to do that which really lifts and excites me. It is during those times that I feel the most ungrounded and find myself not wanting to do anything. Yet life is such that we must attend to our responsibilities or end up feeling overwhelmed by all the tasks to catchup on.
In journaling, I discover what really feeds my soul. I find that when I sit down to make a few notes about the day, only the best parts of the day exist. The sour notes don’t stand out and seem to slip into the background. If they are still lingering strongly, I understand that I need to work on healing and releasing them.
Try keeping a journal, it might just surprise you what the important bits of life are, those worth recording. You might discover that the moments that sustain you are those which are the simplest.
May should be full of fun memories to journal about as the month is just starting and my “dance” card is filling up nicely. Not to mention the flowers should be riotous as we had more than our fair share of rain in April. I am also hoping May will be warmer, I am itching to be out doors without having to bundle up, and my toes really want to be free from the confines of closed shoes.
May you blossom this month along with the flowers. Take time to tend to your inner garden, nurture it with good food, good friends - laughter is the fertilizer of a life well lived, get some rest, enjoy some beverages, and watch how your life warms up from the inside out.
Always thinking, always observing, always wondering and pondering the things that make life go round.