What nicer homework than journaling one happy event a day, for seven days. In January, I started my course in Mindfulness.My intention was learning more about ‘living in the moment’ and let it contribute to my positive life style. And I am happy to say, it really is interesting and contributing to more than I had expected.
Intentionally breaking out of the automatic pilot, makes me calmer, I take more time in enjoying what I do. With a clearer head, I address problems. And funny enough, this creates so much time and it helps to plan my day better.
Also, it has a good effect on my health. I mentioned before that my health is a little poor but I choose not to pay much attention to it. But I am so happy to tell you, my sleep is soo much better now. Learning to make myself comfortable, prepare for sleep, even when pain and discomfort is bothering me. It makes a real difference. Waking up after 6 hours of deep sleep is a luxurious and joyful feeling.
Day two: Knitting is my yoga and I am a yarn snob. Oh, the colors, the texture, the names ” Peruvian Highland”, “Malabrigo Finito”…Finding a new-to-me yarn store and the most beautiful yarns is a joy in itself…but sharing it with a friend makes it into something really special.
Day three: I took the time and gathered courage to start and finish the beautiful scrapbook project the generous Kelly had send me. My first paper project since kindergarden ( just a little exaggeration here;o)) I laid all treasures out and started with cutting nine neat squares.
I wanted to email Kelly right away about this success..but could wait until I finished it a few delightful hours later. Kelly patted me on the shoulder for job well done, and my ears started flapping with happiness.
Day four: well…who does not enjoy freshly baked muffins on a favorite serving plate?
Day five: Yes knitting again…this is a new technique for me. This nice ruffle is created with the so-called ‘Three Needle Joining’. I use the three-needle-bind-of a lot but I never knew that the same technique could be used for such nice projects. These are going to be boot liners. For a knitter at heart, quite a thrill to learn a new skill.
Day six: not the best photo. I have a new phone and the camera is supposed to be quite brilliant. But anyhue…look at Mr. Walker and Charley watching the big bird box in the garden this weekend. The weather was so cold but watching birds from the comfort of warm blankets in a cozy bedroom is an excellent substitute for a hike. We had a good laugh too..not the owls we hear chitchatting all the time, not the gorgeous Merlin or Falcon who hunt in our garden too, were checking out the bird box as we hoped. Of course, any body in America can guess..Mr. Squirrel was checking out the property. But you can see why this photo is dear to me!
Day seven: I stumbled on this lovely, sweet song, it is so beautiful…I keep on listening to it over and over again. It is stuck in my head, and I humm it all day. It makes me very happy.
I sure hope, you had many small and big happy events to be mindful of?
Ha, leuk huiswerk voor mijn cursus Mindfulness. Een verslag van elke dag iets feestelijks! 1:Oh, zo lekker ik al heb leren slapen. 2: Een nieuwe breiwinkel ontdekt met de mooiste garens, nog leuker omdat ik met een lieve vriendin was. 3: Dit papier project was toegestuurd door de gulle Kelly en t is voor t eerst sinds kleuterschool (nouja…) dat ik weer bezig was met knippen en plakken en t nog leuk vond ook. 4: Ach..gewoon lekker knus, warme muffins. 5: Een nieuwe brei techniek geleerd! 6: Charley and Meneer Walker, samen observeren ze de eekhoorn die de uilenkast denkt te gaan bewonen. Symbool van een knusse zaterdagochtend op een koude winterdag. 7:Een heel lief liedje waar ik maar naar blijf luisteren.
Love and Liefs, Johanna