Our bodies appear so solid.

There is stuff there you can pinch and see in the mirror.

Our life activities look certain because they are what we do every day.

Life happens day after day, head down and shoulders hunched, pushing ahead with what needs to be done.

It is what is expected, isn’t it?

We take it for granted that the way things are is the way they will be.

That is, except when events intervene to pull us up short.

We have to stop when exhaustion shows up or illness presents its gift of a time out.

What if we just choose to take a moment to breathe and give thanks for what we have?

What if you took two minutes a few times a day to pay attention to how you feel?

As I write this note, I am reminded of how hard I have tried and I see others trying, to keep the chaos of life in check.

The way I see it, the journey is the thing not the destination.

If we miss out on the small moments of awareness, we miss the sparkles life brings us moment after moment.

Sure, it may be hard sometimes to keep it all going.

There is so much activity.

I just think it might make it a bit easier and more enjoyable if we took some time to appreciate ourselves and the process...moment by moment.

This is who you are.