Friday Reflections


Every Friday, I reflect on the week that has just passed by doing a little sensory 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 week:
tasting ::  roasted cauliflower, parsnip fries, watermelon, plums, vegetable soup, greek salad
hearing :: the goals and dreams of our Circle de Luz hijas at our Back to School meeting (sorry for the poor quality camera phone picture.  You know those people who are all like “My phone takes even better pictures than my camera”?  Yeah, I don’t have one of those phones and my camera is just a point and shoot.) and cheers from a little pack of six year olds when I did a cannonball off the diving board at the community pool (my first time off a diving board!).  They then peer pressured me to do a can-opener.
smelling ::  chlorine permeating everything as we soak up these last days of the pool being open.  It’s been our central activity this summer so we are really going to miss it!     


seeing ::  this little guy reading with me when I decided to really put my practice of turning down the productivity side of me and turning up the presence side of me and took two hours of my time while Happy was at camp to drive over to the pool and read on a lounge chair.  He eventually wandered off.  Guess it wasn’t gripping enough.


feeling ::  so grateful for a lovely summer. Excited about school starting back for me and Happy.  And super excited about these gorgeous, made just for Circle de Luz planners that two incredible people– a super talented graphic designer who donated hours and hours of her time to creating it and a donor who covered the printing of it– provided for our hijas.  Doesn’t that happy cover make you just want to dive in and get your stuff organized?


wishing ::  for a week of wonderful kick-offs and celebrations.  We are counting down to Happy’s 6th birthday and first day of kindergarten at our house, and I am back at school, too.

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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