Watching the video below this morning, after greeting the frosty 27 degree morning sunrise, I decided to see and be fully present in each moment of the unfolding day through the lens of “life is full of treasure.”
Throughout the errands and tasks, making of soup, and daily walk at the nearby nature park treasure was found, experienced and shared.
Sharing laughter with a cashier, where I purchased tiny white lights for a small living room live Lemon Cyprus Solstice tree, about how many passwords we need these days and the questions we have to answer once we are locked out – as she almost was from her register; smiling with a staff member at the natural food grocery store as we talked about the tiny Christmas tree (on a headband) perched on his head and how happy it made him and customers in the store feel; enjoying the vibrant colors and textures of vegetables as I placed them in the days soup pot; appreciating the artful shape, color and curve of trees without their leaves – naked for us to enjoy them without their clothes on :-); and once again squirrels at play in those same trees making me laugh as two raced noisily up, down and around the trunk, and then not wanting to be left out four more squirrels from neighboring trees leaped from one tree to the next to join the others in the high above the ground playground – what a high wire (or branch as it may be) performance, and I didn’t even have to purchase a ticket!
Curiosity, play, willingness to show up as authentically yourself in the moment, living in love and gratitude, creative artistry simply for the pleasure of it, seeing the abundance of beauty and treasure in your everyday life….that is what Julie Khyl speaks to in the short Green Renaissance video below.
Try on the lens of seeing life as full of treasure for at least one day and let me know what you experience!
“In this video, Julie Khyl reminds us that our happiness is not out there somewhere in the distant future, but in the things you hold dear today. You don’t need to go on a treasure hunt, but simply need to open your eyes and behold all those things that make living a priceless treasure.”
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As elders with a long life behind us and not as much embodied life before us, and as humans on the planet Earth at this time, we are being faced with incredible challenges that compete to take our attention.
A couple of days ago I realized I no longer choose to have my attention taken by the fear, doom and gloom broadcast daily, whether on our smart phones news feed or while talking to others. I am weary of it all and need a higher vibration energy bath!.
It is not that I don’t want to know what is happening in the world, but instead the question I am posing to myself, and to you, every day is – where do we want to place our attention? We most always have a choice.
For the month of December I am placing attention on joy, laughter, creativity and acts of kindness as a experiment to see what unfolds. Seeking out and being aware of moments of joy sometimes hidden in the deep pockets and lining of each and every day that seem to get passed over without even looking back. They are always there.
Each day in December you will find a small nugget of joy, humor, creativity or small act of kindness that found me and pulled my attention which will be posted here. I invite you to join me and share your experiences and what you noticed so that we may spread it around! (Please use the “Comment” section below).
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Gaye Abbott, Natural Passages Consulting, 12/7/21. Please feel free to share this post and link to WildlyFreeElder