While journaling this morning and reviewing what I needed to accomplish today, I realized I had nothing on my schedule. Zip. No appointments. I have plenty of things to do, but nothing is of urgency or arrangements that would allow me to schedule how my day will unfold. It’s a rare moment. This moment has me asking myself how I can include more of these days.
I find that days like today are when my creativity and playfulness shine. I am more present with the world around me, enjoying its beauty and stillness. I’m listening to what nature tells me and grateful for the messages I receive. This is when I want to document the life around me by painting, memory keeping, writing, and junk journaling.
It might sound silly to you, but I feel when I slow down, nature shows me all her glory to see. Purposefully putting things in my paths like butterflies, frogs, deer, and hearts.
Even sitting here writing at my kitchen table, I watch the ray of sunshine come through as it dances on the side of my fridge. I’m noticing how the trees swing in the wind and the birds fly as they seem to be part of the show. It’s at this moment that I appreciate everything.
And for even more validation, just before I was about to type this paragraph, I looked down to see my word count (which I never do), and the number was 226. I often see this number that represents home, love, and gratefulness.
I hope you will find beauty in your day today.
Until next time.
Artist, author and creative entrepreneur. Documenting life using my planners, traveler's notebooks, junk journals and a little mixed media art.