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  1. Lexie

    Myself, here and now. How I can relax into a moment of peace and enjoyment.

    3 years ago
  2. Malag

    Livin. The heart pumps. The breath moves. Here’s a day. 

    3 years ago
  3. Cathie

    In the AM my study group had my wholehearted attention for about an hour. My yoga practice most always gets my whole-hearted attention. And part of the day my 90 year old mother had my full attention. Spending time with her, listening to her, making dinner with her and eating with her.
    And my hubby got about 30 min. as we shared a drink on our swing.
    The rest of the day I was probably multi-tasking and not fully present to the moment with any one activity or person.
    As I reflect, I would like my entire day to be totally present with my full attention to whatever I am doing – so I journey forward toward another day and another chance to be fully present to each moment:)

    3 years ago
  4. M
    Mike

    The world seems too big to me for this practice. No one person or thing emerges as essential before all others.

    3 years ago
  5. hellokasi

    Today, I can give my wholehearted attention to my cats. I always feel as if I take advantage of my time with them when someone mentions what they’d give for one more day with their deceased pet. Giving them wholehearted attention every day is a mindfulness goal of mine.

    3 years ago
    1. Javier Visionquest

      I’m inspired to hit up Fat Sam for some bam-nuzzles and nose boops!

      3 years ago
  6. Don Jones

    Deep, heartfelt integrity… how I walk on my earth, how I show up for people, how I go about my day.

    3 years ago
  7. Melissa

    Making sure the baby Bluebirds and their parents get their meal worms to keep them all healthy during this dry spring. What beauties!

    3 years ago
  8. GregC

    Completing the updating of my resume.

    3 years ago
  9. O.Christina

    Today it was fully directed to my work and to listening to others carefully and with all my heart. It was possible although I was quite unwell almost all day. Then some rest and self care and may be just some good fortune also helped to turn the wheel of energy back to a stable, relaxed and kind state of being, so that finally I could arrange quite some urgent requests in a very short time, so that all concerned could let go of what felt stuck. So grateful and really breathing out in relief.

    3 years ago
  10. d
    dcdeb

    My pathways to freedom course that i’m taking., folding laundry, listening to jared rand..

    3 years ago
  11. Debra

    To a mindfulness course I am taking today. It is something I have been wanting to do and have been putting off. It’s time.

    3 years ago
  12. L
    Lauryn

    To my partner and my job. My relationship went through a few rocky months and we are slowly emerging from that in to what I hope is a better understanding of each other. It doesn’t come naturally to me to perceive another’s needs and feelings….but if I focus my attention, then that might lead to a greater understanding.

    3 years ago
  13. A
    AParmigiani11

    Today I can give my wholehearted attention to my husband. He works nights as a correctional officer and I work days as an insurance agent. Most of the time, we are just passing by each other. Our schedules keep us apart many days at a time. This week has been a strange one though. We have two cars, but one of them (the one he takes to work) broke down. The transmission is going and has to be replaced. My parents, with whom we are very close and work together with to solve many problems, are also having problems with one of their vehicles (the fuel pump went). Now, my mom and I work for the same company, so most of the time we carpool to and from work. When the transmission went on my husbands car, my mom and I switched things around and took her car for a while while my husband drove mine. But then her fuel pump went and we were down two vehicles at once. In order to accommodate our situation, my husband has taken some time off work until we get the car fixed. It sounds crazy, but this has allowed us to spend time together that is rare. We don’t often get to talk face to face, or go to bed together, snuggle, listen to music, or cook together. All of this “unfortunate” stuff that happened and made things challenging, has also been a small blessing in disguise. So today, I will give my husband some wholehearted attention and do some of the things that he likes to do with him (like playing Minecraft)!

    3 years ago
    1. Holly in Ohio

      Oh gosh, that makes me laugh. The first part… the cars… not so fun, but I can relate. My husband and I both have had car issues recently and I have been without mine now for about five weeks. I think. It is both a blessing and a frustration when your mom’s car is also in the mix! But then wanting to spend time with and give attention to your husband with this rare opportunity… very sweet! Now in the future, make sure you hide the wrench so no one knows you’re tampering with the cars in order to see your husband, LOL! 😀

      3 years ago
  14. Toni

    I will give my wholehearted attention to whatever shows up. I don’t have any plans. So far I fed the birds and squirrels as my cat looked on. I had my morning coffee and now it’s time for breakfast. I am decluttering and getting ready to shred some papers at staples i think because I have a garbage bag full and my cat hates the noise of my shredder. Most days I don’t make it out of the house. I have a ways to go to scale down to minimal stuff that I actually use. I might move at some point if I find something that meets my needs. It may not be until December when social security kicks in. I don’t want to feel strapped financially. I take it one day at time and am trying to make the best of it.

    3 years ago
  15. A
    AwesomelyHolly

    To Self, yesterday I needed a moment and did not fully indulge in it. TODAY I WILL

    3 years ago
    1. d
      dcdeb

      Great!

      3 years ago
  16. Y
    Yram

    Self care! Being present to each activity! Welcoming any surprises of the day!

    3 years ago
  17. Katrina

    My garden and plants. Finally some nice dry weather to focus on cleaning, weeding, planting, and mowing. So good for our souls.

    3 years ago
  18. Patricia

    I’ll be working on a multi-family garage sale, organizing and pricing today. It’ll help my daughter & family as they sell many baby things, having their youngest now out of that stage. Decluttering and passing along useful (and beloved) items at a bargain for others is also a cleansing endeavor. Many things have already gone to friends.

    3 years ago
  19. Holly in Ohio

    I have been without a car for over a month and it has been very frustrating because I can’t get to the farm and do spring planting, so what I have done instead has been to try to shift my attention to home, and I have been working on several small home repairs and renovations. My son gets home from college on Saturday, and we just have the one bathroom. This week I have been pulling out bathtub sealant and re-sealing the tub, washing and spackling the walls, and today I will be able to start painting the ceiling. It is wonderful to have some skills to do things myself, and I feel blessed that I can. And even though nothing is fancy, it is always sweet to be able to look at things all freshened up and clean as a whistle!

    3 years ago
  20. Javier Visionquest

    I’m scheduled to have a sonogram done on my boy-bits in a couple hours. That will reveal what’s been the anxious focus of a lot of my attention lately

    3 years ago
    1. Michele

      Wishing you a healthy outcome on your results.

      3 years ago
    2. Toni

      I hope you and Bits do well today. I hope Bits problem is solved and the treatments brings him to full recovery. I hope it’s not serious.

      3 years ago
      1. Javier Visionquest

        LOL, “Bits” will make a wonderful name for a pet! Perhaps someday, Toni

        3 years ago
    3. Katrina

      Prayers that all goes well.

      3 years ago
      1. Javier Visionquest

        Thank you, Katrina. My techs had a very gentle touch! 😉

        3 years ago
  21. SK

    To myself in great reverence. I can wholeheartedly forgive myself; feel peace; look at each item I touch today and decide on its power of joy. I can give myself to the scriptures that I have been asked to lead the group about tonight; to the sermon class.

    3 years ago
    1. Toni

      Peace and joy to you today and may your class be seasoned with love.

      3 years ago
    2. Holly in Ohio

      Ah… sounds like you are decluttering! Are you? I have been doing that recently, too. Good luck, SK. Have a wonderful day.

      3 years ago
  22. DeVonna

    Self care. I know that sounds extravagent, it does to me, but in the past two months I have been pounded by grief and loss. Just yesterday I got another phone call that a dear friend is losing her battle with illness. It has been a deeply distressing time; I’m almost afraid to answer my phone.
    But, I have Bible study this morning, then an appointment with my therapist and after that I’m getting my nails done. I have to live. I can not be consumed by the multiple griefs I am aware of.

    Take care of yourselves friends, an empty vessel can not pour out.

    3 years ago
    1. Michele

      Self care is needed. You’re doing right by acknowledging that. Prayers and a Virtual hug to you.

      3 years ago
    2. Toni

      Dear DeVonna, I often wonder why it is we have to go through what we go through and yet somehow love finds a way to mend our broken hearts in one way or another. I pray for all the hearts involved to comfort each other in every step of the process. I do pray for this young mother’s health to turn around and the liver she needs is provided. My father had a heart transplant when he was in his 60’s and lived to see his grandchildren. No one expected that. He lived on borrowed time and died many years later. What a miracle. I was only a small part of his life yet I felt the impact of the full life he was given. I’m glad you are able to be as involved as you are, what a privilege. Take good care.

      3 years ago
    3. Holly in Ohio

      Dear DeVonna, I am sorry you have so much sadness right now. We would not grieve if we didn’t care, or didn’t have loved ones who love us back. The love, and knowing them, is a blessing. Your life, is a blessing, too.

      3 years ago
  23. Mike S

    This morning I will be in to zoom calls, the first of which is a prayer group at my church that meets at 8:30 and read scriptures and pray together. Following that there’s an adult study group reading and commenting on one of Anne Lamott’s books, Dusk, Night and .Dawn. Bothe of these gatherings will be very engaging.

    3 years ago
  24. devy

    Today i will focus on the present enjoying and taking in what is going on in the now. I will only pass this time once so I will take advantage of the moment.

    3 years ago
  25. Butterfly

    I will focus on each moment of my life. If it’s uncomfortable it will pass. If it’s joyful that too will pass so it’s worth focusing on each moment as it comes and goes. Just as each breath comes and goes.
    Happy Wednesday everyone 😊

    3 years ago
  26. EJP

    Today I will give my wholehearted attention to my grandchildren who always remind me to live simple and easy and to enjoy every moment of the day.

    3 years ago
  27. Kevin

    I plan to give my attention today to my wife, who beginning last night with family, provided a wonderful meal for us all, a warm up if you will for today, which is my 71st birthday. I am grateful to be alive! Later today, my wife and I will bring the day to a close having made reservations at a favorite restaurant, the first time in nearly fifteen months!

    3 years ago
    1. Michele

      Happy birthday Kevin! I hope you had a wonderful meal out and I know you enjoyed time with your family:)

      3 years ago
      1. Kevin

        Thank you very much, Michele!

        3 years ago
    2. Howie Geib

      Happy Birthday Kevin!!!

      3 years ago
    3. O.Christina

      All the best for you, wishing you a very happy day. All my prayers are with you for healing of your pain in the back. May you be blessed, dear Kevin.

      3 years ago
    4. pkr

      Wishing you a very Happy Birthday Kevin. Cheers to You. 🥂🎂✨

      3 years ago
    5. Toni

      Have a very Happy Birthday!

      3 years ago
    6. A
      AwesomelyHolly

      Happy Birthday!!

      3 years ago
    7. Y
      Yram

      How delightful to have that to look forward to. Happy Birthday and may all your wishes be fulfilled Enjoy your many blessings!

      3 years ago
    8. Christine

      Happy Birthday! May this be a brilliant day followed by a year of love, joy, peace & good health!

      3 years ago
    9. Katrina

      Happy Birthday, Kevin! May you know comfort and joy today and always.

      3 years ago
    10. Patricia

      Have a splendid day cherishing it all!

      3 years ago
    11. Pilgrim

      Happy Birthday, Kevin! Enjoy your continuing celebration and your first restaurant meal in many, many months!

      3 years ago
    12. Joanne

      Happy Happy Birthday Kevin🥳.

      3 years ago
    13. devy

      Happy birthday Kevin . Continue enjoying Your special day! All the best to you 🎂🎶

      3 years ago
    14. Butterfly

      Happy Birthday, Kevin. Have a lovely day and enjoy your meal out 🎂🎈 😊

      3 years ago
    15. Christine

      To you, dear Kevin. Happy birthday! I Wish you a wonderful day and a wonderful evening in your favorite restaurant. I also Wish you good health and a beautiful next year with your loved ones.
      🌻💐🌷💞☀️🙏🎂

      3 years ago
    16. Pollyanna Gladwell

      Happy Birthday, Kevin… and many more!
      P.S. What’s a restaurant?🌈

      3 years ago
      1. Holly in Ohio

        I was wondering that, too, Pollyanna…. vicarious enjoyment!

        Happy happy birthday, Kevin! How lucky to have a loving wife of many years and to be alive today to enjoy the day and loved ones!

        3 years ago
  28. G
    Gregoire

    I will focus on my prayer in-between appts and commit myself to focusing on how to do my job better.

    3 years ago
  29. sunnypatti48317

    My job. It’s sales changeover, so it’s one of the busiest days of the month for us, plus we are prepping for a big visit from our new regional President as well as our own team’s regional merchandiser. We have plenty to do, as we do no matter what, but I will be present 100% and do my part to help my team be ready for everything going on.

    3 years ago
  30. Michele

    I will give my wholehearted attention to my work as we are very busy. Grateful for my job:) Happy Cinco de Mayo!

    3 years ago
    1. Holly in Ohio

      Happy Cinco de Mayo, Michelle! I had forgotten it is Mexican independence day today. I think I will make some corn salad and enchiladas today…. that will be fun!

      3 years ago
  31. Howie Geib

    To the present moment. Allowing my concerns about the future and my anxiety about the past to fall away. I am currently in training for a long rowing event, which means I spend hours at a time rowing, and the distance goal for the day seems daunting and unreal, so I focus on each individual stroke. One at a time is more than enough. Time slows and broadens to an open expanse which allows for a sustained gaze and absorption, This in turn engages my mind so as to quiet it down and allow for me to truly see life in a particular way. I can do the same thing driving, reading, writing.

    3 years ago

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