I haven’t been posting much lately, mainly because I felt I needed a break from all social media and I have to say, my soul is feeling so much better for it. However, today is a magical morning where I’ve awoken feeling so inspired by life, I just had to write about it.
Outside it’s misty and fresh. I can feel the cold air cascading through the open window as I keep warm beneath the duvet, coffee on the nightstand and laptop on my legs. Next to me is Huckleberry, curled up in the smallest ball his muscly staffie body will allow as J snoozes quietly away. I’ve written it a million times before, but I must write it again: there is nothing like the peacefulness of a hangover-free morning. The only sounds are the tapping of the keys, the tweeting of the birds and the occasional sipping of coffee. Sitting here, soaking up the blissfulness of it all, I feel excited about what the day ahead holds. There is nothing major of course, lockdown is still in swing and “real” life remains on hold, but that doesn’t mean that the day isn’t bursting with the promise of all we can do and be.
I’ve come to understand the importance of noticing and appreciating these small, wonderful moments. For me, they truly are the building blocks of a beautiful life. I try to make sure I stop and take stock of moments like these several times a day because I know I’ve missed so many in the past, too drunk or hungover to notice or care. In The Witches’ Book of Self-Care, I read that this taking stock is called Hygge and I think we could all use a little more of it in our lives.
Wherever you are today, whatever you’re doing, I hope your day is filled with lots of beautiful moments just like this magical morning.