Here's to Year of Twinkling!

This morning I had great intentions.  I planned to go for a jog and listen to a podcast while I ran.   It was a beautiful, sunny day with a couple of inches of snow blanketing the ground and walking path. When I began to jog, I thought, ‘oh a picturesque day to stop and take some pictures’. I thought I had a fully charged phone. Not even 5 minutes into my jog, the podcast stopped and the screen went black.

I had to laugh at the lesson the Universe was trying to show me, AGAIN.  I heard, “just settle in to what is, travel light, enjoy the moment!”

I tried to argue that I just want to maximize my time and this beauty, it would make a great insta pic!  Since I was running away from home there was nothing I could do but settle in.

Some of what I noticed, when the “noise” stopped:

·         The sound of running on the snow

·         The beauty of a half frozen creek

·         My “spot”  

·         My real desire for the new year, “to love myself more”

·         The footprints in the snow

·         The hole in the creek where someone attempted ice fishing

·         The cold and sun against my face

I was reminded of the words of a song, “open up, open down, the treasure’s hidden in the ground on which you stand right now.” I want to travel lighter so I can notice the “treasure.” The song speaks to the treasure which I believe is the present moment.  For a brief moment when we tune into the present moment, we can stop the thinking mind.  Moments are meant to be savored. A string of moments put together and enjoyed is like a string of twinkle lights. Moments by themselves can seem ordinary but when strung together it creates beautiful light. I want to travel light and savor more moments in 2018. And I have just the right journal to help me capture the moments. Here’s to a year of twinkling!