Enjoying Life

Do you enjoy life? Do you look in the mirror every morning in anticipation of your day? Or do you groan as you force yourself out of bed, bleary-eyed and weary before the day begins?

The secret, I believe, to enjoying life is to appreciate each moment as it happens. Remember that phrase “stop and smell the roses”? Take it upon yourself to do so. When walking, take note of what is happening around you. As you wait for a friend at a coffee shop, look around you and people watch. When you eat a meal, savour the flavours of every bite. Enjoy the sensation of the sun on your face, revel in the hugs of your child, admire the beauty of the environment you find yourself in.

It is the small moments that make up our lives. And if we pay attention to these moments and embrace them, we begin to enjoy them. We begin to stop hankering for a past that no longer exists. We cease to wish the moments away for a future we hope to come true.

Today I got out of bed feeling positive. I have my goals and plans for the day. I know that I will enjoy the smiles of my students, the chuckle with a colleague, quiet time ย at lunch, and the sight of the trees on my way home from work. I know I will enjoy the warm cup of tea I shall drink as I put up my feet after a day of standing and working with my students. I will enjoy the moments with my family as we eat dinner and chat around the table. And yes, tonight I will enjoy watching an episode of something on Netflix.

This day I will feel alive. And I will enjoy the life I have and the living of it.

Will you?

Five-Minute-Friday-badgeยฉ Colline Kook-Chun, 2016

(This post was inspired by the Five Minute Friday prompt: enjoy)

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11 thoughts on “Enjoying Life

  1. I agree with you, Colline. It is the small moments that brings us the greatest joy. The small moments that make us feel warm and fuzzy inside. I tend to wake up bleary eyed and wanting to go back to bed, though. But once I am finally out of bed, I am thankful for the sun shining all round and will try my best to enjoy my day ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Thanks so much for sharing, Colline! Yes and amen to everything you said! I want to wake up each morning not with dread and drudgery, but with the great anticipation that I can ENJOY my Father’s world. Beautifully written! Your neighbor at FMF!

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  3. Yes ๐Ÿ™‚ The sunrise was a glorious pink over frosty streets and I enjoyed my walk through the park to zumba. Cold but well wrapped. I was warm enough when I came out of zumba! Relaxing this afternoon with one eye on the tennis. No good fretting over what you can’t change. Enjoy your weekend, Colline ๐Ÿ™‚

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