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 :: pasta with turkey and broccoli, white bean hummus, grapes and berries, fancy chocolate (little kid and I visited the chocolate shop in town), chicken salad, boiled eggs, applesauce (am I the only adult who LOVES applesauce?)
hearing :: more clamoring bowling balls as we enjoyed a Sunday afternoon at the bowling alley. Clearly, the best thing ever for me is bowling with bumpers. I won- precisely because I cannot help but hit the bumpers and the bumpers perfectly redirected my ball. I even had a strike. Bumper bowling for always!
smelling :: sunscreen- on Happy, on me, on my hoodie and swimsuit. Everything I wear a lot in the summer just permanently smells like sunscreen (which is good because I love the smell. I think it takes me instantly to the beach.).
seeing :: one of the little bunnies that hangs out in my yard (and whom I am usually shooting the stink eye to for decimating my garden) take a break from the heat underneath Happy’s playground. Totally made me mushy inside. I forgive you the veggies, bunny.
feeling :: the water under my feet as I had an awesome evening of stand up paddlin’ on the local lake, every muscle in my body as I then did a total body workout on top of the paddle board, and then my body falling into the water (2x) as I lost my balance while doing tip-toe plie squats atop the paddle board and landed in the drink. It was a hot night though so totally refreshing (true confession: I had awesome curls that day which I never think about my own hair so there was a little bit of sadness when I lost them to the lake but then the lake was so refreshing that I got over it pretty quickly)!
wishing/hoping :: to write a book proposal next week!
What about you? What were your sensational experiences this week? Please share!