Friday Reflections



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 the last two weeks:
tasting ::  low country boil (my FAVORITE summer time meal) at the beach with friends, Mud Pie Ice Cream at Cabarrus Creamery, Hushpuppies with cinnamon butter, Fried Shrimp, Crab legs

hearing ::  wails of pain in the middle of the night from poor Happy who we learned- after a 3 am emergency room visit while on vacation- had an ear infection and a bleb on his ear drum (my new favorite medical term; a bleb is basically a blood blister).  There’s really nothing worse than hearing your child cry in anguish.

smelling ::  Ella B candle in South Union which is an incredible grapefruit, citrus and evergreen scent.  Smells so incredible that I kinda wish I could eat it.


seeing ::  crazy waves, epic rafting and boogie board sessions while at the beach with our friends, The Kellys, and their really fun, adorable kids, incredible sand castles, and impressive face painting (Thanks, Leon!).  Also, I came eye to eye with a 30+ pound raccoon in the middle of the day when I departed the outdoor shower at our beach house while he grazed in our trashcan. Who knew that raccoons like shrimp, too?  Also, you should have seen my delicate, nothing to see here, please don’t chase me, and holy crap, I better not drop my towel back away.

feeling ::  like summer just evaporated.  Where did the time go?  One more week of Mommy camp with Happy next week and then just a couple weeks until school starts for me and him.  Wow.

wishing ::  for a rewind button.  Instead, I’ll just opt to savor every last bit we have left while riding off of last week’s beach high.

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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