There are so many events in my life… single moments that scream “pay attention right now!” These stretches of time give, take, and release into the universe the joy of being me. I love them as they alone stand in shifting my awareness from too much to the NOW. It’s these things that capture the person I am and what I cherish in my life:
I love when my children call me for no reason whatsoever but to say “hello, Mom, and I love you.”
I love laughing till I cry, not in a corny way but in a way that an intellectual conversation suddenly dives into silliness and whatever was said before the outbreak is forgotten.
I love random texts full of hellos and gratitude in the sweetest way possible with just a word or a picture.
I love how tears escape unexpectedly with a sound of a one-sentence story with no expectation of filling the air with more.
I love sending cards, delicately placing each word with a tiny piece of my heart to fly into the hands of another.
I love smells that remind me of something far and gone but linger for a few seconds in a corner of my mind.
I love old songs that transport me into a place and time of embrace.
I love unexpected hugs in a middle of a talk when it has nothing to do with touching and the skin of another amps and vibrates from the shock of grabbing onto it.
I love chasing sunrises and sunsets when the colors remind me of God’s masterpiece.
I love the perfect cup of cafe con leche and bringing it back to bed as I snuggle for just a little longer with my thoughts and prayers.
These are non sequential moments that open me up, gather the spiritual side of me, and then drop me into another place that I cannot verbalize. They touch and burn and linger for a while allowing for the complete gratitude of Divinity. And like that, I love the way some folks can hold a glance without saying much and hand a smile that contagiously plants itself on my face.
I love feeling the earth on my bare feet when the soil is moist and cold while reminding me to ground my scattered soul. I love seeing the light in others that speaks louder than anything they can share with me, or seeing their angels and ancestors watching over them. I love sitting with anticipation each morning and waiting for light to break through the darkness while I say my prayers, light my candles and wish for goodness in the day. I also love how when someone is sleeping they can murmur a part of their dreams while inviting me into their dreamland.
And, one of my favorite things is the smell of truth and authenticity when someone has no agenda except being in my presence just because they feel loved and appreciated. These things happen without my knowing. They just bring me back to the present as a gift from the Heavens.
May you find joy in your favorite things while attracting more of them!
Oh… and I love YOU~