SPARK Day 19: Friday Reflections

Spark Jan 2014
Welcome to Spark Day 19!  Every Friday, I reflect on the week that has just passed by doing a little senses exercise.  This practice is a gentle, easy way to tune into how we are doing, what we are experiencing, and what we are grateful for while more acutely tuning into our senses.  It’s a whole heart exercise with plenty of bodily input, if you will.  Because this practice has been so good for me, I want to encourage you to do it, too.  Building some gentle reflection into our weeks is a nice way to stay grounded while maintaining some big picture perspective.  So please join me in 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 ::  lemon orzo and meatball soup, black bean pie, movie theatre popcorn, a milkshake,  shrimp stir-fry with brown rice


hearing ::  lots of thoughts about the best decisions for right now and future plans from our Circle de Luz sophomores and juniors during a college readiness workshop and Happy’s professional wish list:  hibachi chef, life guard, camp counselor, lion, doctor, nurse, writer, teacher, a worker, and a driver.

smelling ::  cooked onions as they were a prominent feature in this week’s recipes

seeing ::  the final version of my vision board featured in a prominent location in the Sugar Shack

feeling :: hot stones on my back during a hot stone massage that was a Christmas present.  A nice temporary antidote to the cold, cold temps that I am also feeling here.  Also, so inspired by the Circle de Luz hijas and the amazing women we have serving as their mentors.  It is an embarrassment of riches to survey the women we are blessed to have on our team.

wishing/hoping ::  how a restful, low key weekend as I feel a sinus infection coming on (~#@!).  This year needs to be the year of ending sinus infections in my life.  I think I am going to start by looking into acupuncture.  Have any of you tried acupuncture for sinus issues or allergies?  Got other secrets for dealing with or eliminating sinus infections?

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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