Simple Moments = Fulfillment
Last night, as I’m getting ready to go to my Yoga class a dear friend of mine calls to invite me for dinner. I first hesitated as I was planning in eating light – post Christmas’ belly blues – and then watching a movie. At the end I said yes as I really love this friend.
I had a really nice slow, stretching Yoga time and then drove to her house through the great winds gushing through Los Angeles. It was almost 9pm when I arrived. My friend was already in the kitchen preparing our dinner. She sat me down at the candle lit dinning-table, plopped my favorite cheese in front of me and then handed a glass of Champagne. As I filled myself up with bread, cheese and Champagne we talked about the changes we want to see happen in our lives in the coming year and about friends and family.
At around 9:30pm my friend served a most fabulous sushi dinner; yellowtail, tuna, fish roe and a salad. As we ate, drank and talked I was reminded of how little it takes to create a magical moment; a good friend, good food, a glass of Champagne and candles.
So often we are focused in chasing after the big things; a better job, relationship, money, and we either don’t create or don’t appreciate the simple moments which are the foundation of our well-being.
The fireworks happen from time to time. They create excitement and euphoria. But well-being comes from feeding ourselves daily with simple and fulfilling moments.
In this New Year, remind yourself to slow down and appreciate that which is already part of your life.
Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time. Then your time on earth will be filled with glory. – Betty Smith