Being Mindful of Appreciating the Present Moment

I have always liked this little quote by Winnie the Pooh and Piglet:

“What day is it?”

“Today” said Piglet.

“Ah,” said Pooh, “my favourite day.”

-Winnie the Pooh

We all too often think about our week, our month, what is coming up in the year to come. We fret about what happened yesterday and can get caught up in past events.

It may be a natural part of the way we process the world as our past informs us and our future motivates us; nonetheless, it is important to also recognise the beauty of today. To make sure we slow down long enough to appreciate the sunrise, or the sound of birds in the air. To be thankful for laughter at the dinner table or a hug before bed. To be able to rest, go for a walk, chat with a friend.

When we give today attention, we find balance.

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