Right now, right in this moment, notice what is going on around you and within you. Just give yourself a deep breath, be, and really feel what you are feeling, both physically and emotionally. Notice the room around you, and give yourself permission to really sink in and be grounded and present. Let yourself really enjoy just being and breathing here on Planet Earth.
This moment, right here and now, is such a tremendous gift, no matter where we are, no matter what we are doing.
I was reminded of this yesterday, when our group, Cinnamon Twist, played at the Flagstaff Folk Festival. Before our second set, we had an hour or two to sit on logs and guitar cases in the woods near the barn stage and jam with some friends. How magical and fun to just be, enjoy nature, and sing, without worrying about what we were going to do on stage, or the long drive home.
We cherish moments like these as being so rare and lovely — and yet it is within our power to create them anytime, anywhere we are. Food for thought!