“This time, like all other times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
“There is nothing more precious than freedom…if you can be free with someone at your side.” from film, Tasting Menu 2013
Maybe this sentiment is the key to relationships that last.
Take the time to note what you adore seeing, tasting, hearing, touching, smelling and experiencing. Some of these should be incorporated into your every day – or you’re wasting your daytimes. Sometimes we simply forget our pleasures and need a journal for writing them down. What a glorious journal that should be.
It’s a version of the glass half full maxim. When I see a person, place, or object, what specifically do I like about it? If I can put together a description of it, I can claim it. General feelings of pleasure won’t be remembered, but specifics will. Then I can look explicitly for what makes it special.
Here, keeping a log to trap thinking can be beneficial – because memory is capricious. photo Vicki Archer
” What will matter is the good we did, not the good we expected others to do.” Elizabeth Lesser
I saw these fall leaves in Vancouver, BC, and envisioned them as worthy acts to accomplish in my lifetime.
I think I’d better step up the pace.
*grounds one’s thoughts
*helps with word choice precision
*hand co-ordination is noticed
*heart felt language
*when folks are gone, handwritten notes are precious
You talked to him and he was there. You can tell about a person by the eyes. Listeners make warm eye contact and you feel heard. Humor is seen by the movements and the slight crinkles at the corners. You’re acknowledged by a lingering look. Concern is conveyed by a sad narrowing for a brief second.
Eyes, they say it all.