Here's to Year of Twinkling!
This morning I had great intentions. I planned to go for a jog and listen to a podcast while I ran. It was a beautiful, sunny day with a couple of inches of snow blanketing the ground and walking path. When I began to jog, I thought, ‘oh a picturesque day to stop and take some pictures’. I thought I had a fully charged phone. Not even 5 minutes into my jog, the podcast stopped and the screen went black.
I had to laugh at the lesson the Universe was trying to show me, AGAIN. I heard, “just settle in to what is, travel light, enjoy the moment!”
I tried to argue that I just want to maximize my time and this beauty, it would make a great insta pic! Since I was running away from home there was nothing I could do but settle in.
Some of what I noticed, when the “noise” stopped:
The sound of running on the snow
The beauty of a half frozen creek
My real desire for the new year, “to love myself more”
The footprints in the snow
The hole in the creek where someone attempted ice fishing
The cold and sun against my face
I was reminded of the words of a song, “open up, open down, the treasure’s hidden in the ground on which you stand right now.” I want to travel lighter so I can notice the “treasure.” The song speaks to the treasure which I believe is the present moment. For a brief moment when we tune into the present moment, we can stop the thinking mind. Moments are meant to be savored. A string of moments put together and enjoyed is like a string of twinkle lights. Moments by themselves can seem ordinary but when strung together it creates beautiful light. I want to travel light and savor more moments in 2021. And I have just the right journal to help me capture the moments. Here’s to a year of twinkling!