Flower Smelling Skills
I wanted to feel some warmth and fresh air. It was nice to see things under sunlight versus indoor light bulbs. I usually walk to meditate and reflect on my day: everything that's going on at work and what I'm goinig to do when I get home.
I've done this walk probably dozens of times before, but today was different. On the left, I saw a bunch of white flowers growing. I've walked past them on previous walks, and I didn't realize they existed because I was usually stuck in my head. But today I "stopped to smell the flowers" (not literally). I put aside the distracting busy thoughts and realized what was in front of me all along.
I know it's a cliché, but for me it was a moment of clarity. Sometimes life lessons have a funny way of sneaking up and surprising me. Tomorrow, I will be better at "smelling flowers." I'm going to try to not let distractions get in the way of enjoying the awesome things in front of me.