Have you ever ended a day (or even a week) uncertain of the activities that filled your waking moments?

Too often we live on autopilot.
We neglect people that cross our path, life events that deserve our attention, and routine occurrences that could be great teachers.

As the week wraps up, I invite you to practice mindfulness, which is simply an awareness or state of consciousness that brings you back into a state of being present.

Practice your God-given humanity and celebrate that you are a human BE-ing, not a human DO-ing.

Slow down.
Look around.
Be still.

In the stillness, what are things you see, hear, or feel?
Who or what needs your attention?

Overlook the dust bunnies in the corner, sunshine.
What have you been neglecting?

Pick up the phone and call.
Log on and make the donation.
Lace up your shoes and move.

Eugene Peterson, author of The Message Bible, offers a great Biblical perspective about being present. He writes:
After looking at the way things are on this earth, here’s what I’ve decided is the
best way to live: Take care of yourself, have a good time, and make the most of
whatever job you have for as long as God gives you life.
And that’s about it.
That’s the human lot. Yes, we should make the most of what God gives,
both the bounty and the capacity to enjoy it, accepting what’s given and
delighting in the work. It’s God’s gift! God deals out joy in the present, the now.
It’s useless to brood over how long we might live.
Ecclesiastes 5:18-20 MSG 

My highest hope and prayer for you, dear sunshine, is that you are able to be practice a moment (hopefully more!) of mindfulness and be awakened as you enter a new season this weekend.

With mindful love,