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 ::  chicken wonton soup, a California roll, caramel brownies, roasted broccoli, spaghetti with mushroom ragu, berry smoothies, boiled eggs, honey crisp apples 
hearing ::  Beautiful tributes celebrating a dear friend’s father who passed away this week.  Such an incredible loss but his life was just so inspiring, a powerful reminder of who he was and how was in the world and who and how I want to be.  Also, gorgeous renditions of This Little Light of Mine and Blessed Assurance.
smelling ::  just the slightest touch of fall in the air, a sudden rain coming in, baking brownies.

seeing ::  my sweet parents as I surprised them while I was in town for the funeral, friends from childhood, and Happy joyfully practicing karate.   

feeling ::  tender-hearted and contemplative.

wishing ::  to hold the sweet example of a life well lived at the front of my mind.

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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