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 :: black bean and sweet potato chili, chicken and goat cheese corn quesadillas, sweet potato hash, delicious pan seared Brussel Sprouts (Happy gobbled them up. His dad was more tentative).
hearing :: really beautiful dreams from children who participated in the local King Day for Kids program (including Happy whose dream is to be a zookeeper– a sudden change from “to be a dad” when he got on stage). Also, a glorious mini-concert from a gospel choir.
smelling :: more Eucalyptus oil.
seeing :: Paddington. I took Happy and one of his friends the other day and its adorable. Also, Happy came home with a love note he received this week. I can’t even.
feeling :: a little off kilter but content. Happy had too days off from school this week which means I never quite found my work legs for the week but we had a lot of fun and meaningful time together and that feels super good.
wishing :: for some nice periods of uninterrupted time to really enjoy my students’ body image autobiographies.
What about you? What were your sensational experiences this week? Please share!