Friday, August 12, 2016

Simple Pleasures

Everything about work lately has been riddled with stressors. Thankfully, I was able to take a day off to recharge and regain part of my sanity in the process. Sleeping in until 7AM, having a small cup of coffee, and some avocado toast helped me begin my day bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. It was also a beautiful morning, so I made sure I didn't squander it and squeezed in a walk around the lake to truly get my morning started off on the right foot.

It's amazing the number of people who stare at their phones while walking the path. It seems like such waste to me. Granted, I did quickly take out my phone to snap this photo when I first arrived, but I didn't take it out again for the remainder of my walk. I don't know if it's the whole Pok√©mon Go craze or if people are just too connected at all times, but I'd rather take in the view of the hills, watch the dragonflies hover, the ducks swim, and the ground squirrels run around. I like to people watch and smile as I make eye contact with strangers. I like to enjoy the breeze and feel the sun kissing my skin. I like to appreciate the small things. 

While I can't change the people around me, I can make an effort to stay present and in the moment. I've certainly done a lot of that today and let me tell you, it feels so good. 


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