Hello there you and Happy New Year!
How are you feeling after the festive season? Are you glad to be getting back into a more structured routine? I’m looking forward to getting back into a more healthier routine (too many sweets/tipples, but I enjoyed it all, and the banter that went along with it)
I had such a lovely time back home in Ireland catching up with family, and my brother who I hadn’t seen in over 2 years due to Covid! I was grateful every day!
“It’s the feeling you get when you are able to be touched
By the simple things in life: watching a child playing,
The leaves falling from a tree”Richard Carlson
When life stood tragically still in lockdown, I soaked up the outdoors, connecting so much with nature and my family. I then started to crave nature and became more self aware. I soaked up those giggles from our girls; realising there is so much beauty out there and the free stuff like fresh air, fabulous beaches, sunsets and mountains: are all breathtaking views that are food for the soul! Absorbing the “present” moment!
When you stop striving for “perfection”, you automatically start to slow down and realise all that beauty was right under your nose (while your mind was full of worry and busy from those to do lists, lots of unnecessary clutter taking up space in your mind)
I wrote the following ‘etheree’ poem as a reminder to absorb those precious little moments… Being present certainly is the way to do it. Sounds so easy doesn’t it? It is when you practice being present every day but you have to work on it, enjoying the simple little things in life, changing your thought process to a more “positive” way of thinking and being extremely grateful.
Fresh air. Free
But so powerful.
When you stop. Soak it up;
like sand soaking salty sprays,
gentle yet ferocious waves. The
present is all you have. Grab it, then
bottle it. Capturing every small bit!Bernie Egerton
Growing from within, self-awareness being mindful and always learning; are the components to reaching that place of peace and happiness. Getting the most out of life for “you” and yours.
Work on ‘you’ and believe in yourself. Trust me, the rest will follow!!