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 :: beef stew, lots of salads, sweet potato hash with a homemade soy sauce, garlic honey sauce, an Asian-flavored chicken and wild rice soup, a tropical smoothie (yum!), ginger scallion hummus, cucumber raita, goat cheese spread on gluten-free pumpernickel bread, hot cider, hot chocolate, Clementine Italian Soda
hearing :: incredible drumming from the Japanese traveling drum troupe, Yamato. I so want drummer arms. Really an incredible, fun, inspiring experience. Equally inspiring (in a whole different way), the wisdom of Anne Lamott as I enjoyed seeing her speak in Charlotte about her newest book, writing, and how to be in the world. So much wisdom shared but, for now, these gems: we compare our insides to everyone else’s outsides, write what you’d love to come upon, and the search for meaning, presence, union begins with stopping (to pay attention).
smelling :: lavender essential oils, mandarin body butter, the earthy, husky scents of soup, cinnamon
seeing :: women coming out to support Circle de Luz at our inaugural holiday giving party and having a ball as we visited, tried on Karina Dresses, enjoyed some appetizers and shopped other amazing wares donated by artists, authors, and entrepreneurs. So grateful for this amazing community of women who so generously support Circle de Luz.
feeling :: so, so loved. A dear friend surprised with a mid-week spa run. From a really decadent Swedish massage to a mineral glow body treatment, it was sensationally incredible and the biggest sensation was a feeling of humble, humble gratitude and love. I am incredibly blessed.
wishing/hoping :: for a lovely celebration for my dad this weekend as we raise a plate of cake to celebrate his birthday. He is so, so loved, and I hope he always knows and feels it.
What about you? What were your sensational experiences this week? Please share!