Friday Reflections

Friday Reflections is all about reflecting on the week by observing our senses.  My hope is that this will be a gentle, easy way to tune into how we are doing and what we are experiencing weekly when journaling in general can feel so daunting.

Now, for this week’s Friday Reflections (with each sense as your inspiration, consider how experiencing it impacted your week).

Here is my sensory round-up for this week:     

tasting ::  a really yummy spring pappardelle, fried green tomatoes, and truffley deviled eggs at The Peculiar Rabbit in Charlotte , squash and mushroom orzoroasted lemon garlic herb shrimp, also Sanders Milk Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels (try them only if you want to yearn for one every day).

hearing ::  inspiring women rooted in authenticity and thoughtfulness at almost every turn– from Unbridled Authenticity participants to the amazing women at a workshop I did at GE Capital, from my book club buddies to Passion. Purpose. Plunge retreat clients.

smelling ::  more hay and horsiness at the farm. That smell? Never gets old to me.

seeing ::  the full range of the human experience: devastation on the television screen, a pregnancy loss for a friend, the cracked open, overwhelming joyfulness of a four year old boy who gets to have ice cream at school, a friend expanding into her possibility.

feeling ::  so, so sad about the Boston Marathon tragedy.  And reminded that while my tendency might be to want to withdraw and protect my heart when these things happen, the world needs us to go out and commune.  Also, so touched by this message from Peter H. Reynolds, a beloved children’s book author and illustrator at our house.

wishing/hoping ::  for healing and growth, for fear, hate, and ego to be extinguished, for good to take root, for love to win.

What about you?  What were your sensational experiences this week?  Please share!

This post was inspired by Teacher Goes Back to School who was inspired by Pink of Perfection’s Five Sense Friday.

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