Friday Reflections

lifespan of a sparkler

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 ::  low country boil (my FAVORITE summer time meal), lemon blueberry layer cake, lemon chicken orzo soup, citrus water (we dice up oranges and lemons and put them in our carafe of water in the refrigerator), seaweed salad, kale salad, shrimp and strawberry salad, chocolate cake, mushroom ragu spaghetti, grilled veggies in a red wine vinegar marinade, grilled corn, raspberry pistachio oatmeal cakes, perfect grapes

hearing ::  Happy’s thrilled reaction when he passed the swim test at the community pool and is now able to go off the diving board.

smelling :: Choose Happiness candle (from Target), Old Bay tinged air from the low country boil, blueberry muffin air after I made some one morning for Happy’s breakfast.  Related:  Happy came up to me mid-way through breakfast and said, “Mommy, smell my breath.  I think you’ll want to eat.”  I think that means my muffins were good.

seeing ::  Happy go off the diving board about 47 times after passing the swim test.  Never. gets. old.  Also: sparklers.  Though we have done them before, loved the look on Happy’s face with his first sparkler on July 4th.

feeling ::  continually inspired by the women who do the Passion. Purpose. Plunge retreats.  I worked with three of them this week.  Amazing to see how women embrace possibility.

wishing ::  you and yours a lovely little weekend.

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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