Friday Reflections

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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 ::  spinach artichoke leek soup, garden vegetable soup, wonton soup (can we tell I LOVE soup), a salted caramel brownie, birthday cake, herb roasted chicken with way too much herb (I was the chef so I am not hurting anyone’s feelings), roasted veggies, sautéed asparagus, arroz con gandules (mmm… a Puerto Rican pot of gold!), hummus with paprika, a whole lotta apples

hearing ::  plans being made in so many different aspects of my life and work.   From planning 2014-2015 school year for all of our Circle de Luz classes to planning the reflection experience for the medical program with whom I partner on narrative curriculum writing, this week was filled with planning.  There’s more planning to come which is always home– I love taking raw ideas and molding them into life.

smelling ::  Coconut Body Butter (the perfect scent for how I am feeling about spring finally arriving)

seeing ::  Dandelion seeds fly as Happy and I made wishes on all the dandelions we have found this week.

feeling ::  the sun on our face and muscles stretch as Happy and I started to walk to school again (walking to school is one of my favorite mother/son activities but I just cannot bear to do it when it is under 50 degrees because I am a cold weather wimp).

wishing/hoping ::  for a last minute fundraising rush for Circle de Luz’s Run Big Dream Big V.  I hate fundraising, but I love the work we do and it is only possible because of generous people seeing the value in making education more accessible.  Want to contribute?  Here’s the link!  We take to the streets tomorrow for Run Big Dream Big V!

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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