Woke up today with the world blanketed in icy snow mix. Living in the South, it happens, but not so often. We are having a thunder-snow storm this morning, with freezing rain as well. Our community will be shut down today and I am grateful. I work from home so it is business as usual for me but I am glad the kids and parents and office workers will all get a break from going in. I pray that they really savor the time and new experience today.
We can get so ingrained in our routine pattern and daily habits that our lives are on autopilot. This is the way our brain is designed so I accept that and work with it. It is a beautiful design. In fact, I live and teach developing good habits that will catapult success. They can really be our friends. But nothing beats presence. (Except the habit of presence LOL.) Really being alive and well in the moment. Knowing that just being is enough. Just breathing. Giving thanks and relaxing in the now. The stillness. The magnificence of this moment.
A day like today is the perfect opportunity for this with the pattern interrupt of the snow. Or the sun. Or the traffic as you watch it. Whatever you choose to use to change your focus to being in the present, wherever you are now, even if that is at work. Not what you have to do later today, in five minutes, with the rest of your life, with the mistakes you made in the past or anything or anyplace else. But just be present in the now and enjoy this snowy, blustery day as if it is all there is and it is perfect. Because it is.