When I feel overwhelmed by works, troubles and negative thoughts there is no much better than sitting besides my cat. Her eyes seem to tell me that I don't need to rush, I don't need to worry, I don't need to struggle..everything would just be fine.
Her purr heals my soul.
The days are getting short, the air is colder. I feel, at the same time, the desire to stay outside and enjoy this beautiful season, and the pull to come inside and nestle on the sofa, with a cat on my lap and a cup of tea in my hand.
Welcome winter, I missed you so much!
Today I arrived to work and found one of my colleague with a box full of kiwi. Ha has a little orchard, and since he picked up so many kiwi in the last days, I though that I would have appreciate to receive some of them.
I certainly do. But what I appreciate the most is his altruism, the fact that he thought at me, the fact that he wants to share his harvest.
I was delighted and surprised, and I am very grateful for this little act of generosity.
And now of course is my turn to be generous, because I will never be able to eat all those kiwi.
So a chain reaction starts. And it feel so good.
I love leaves. The intersection of little veins, the wonderful colors, the different shapes. But I love most of all fallen leaves. I love walking and jumping on them.
A very silly thing, I know.
But silly things sometimes bring joy.
I love to run. I usually run with music in my ears: it helps me with the rythm and pushes me when I am tired. Yesterday I went out for a run in the late afternoon. As the sun started to fade, I removed my headsets: the air was fresh and humid, the sound of my steps coordinated with my breath, the last birds sung as the country prepared itself for the night.
Not distracted from the music, I feel strogly present and centered. It was a kind of awakening moment.
Time is the best gift I can receive.
In our days full of schedules, with every minutes already full of "to do's", having some moments,
even 10 minutes, free is the precious of gifts.
My mind starts running to find something that need to be done, but I learned to silence that voice and listen instead to my soul. Using those minutes to give a kiss to someone who is there with me, but I haven't really noticed until that moment, cuddle the cat, or simply breathing savouring the silence.
Yesterday morning, whilerunningfrom one side to the other of the house tobe able to get everything done before getting towork,I accidently turnedmy gaze to thewindow,andI found myselfin front ofa beautifulpinksunrise. I tooka blanketand went outside to the porch,I saton the couch, took a deep breathe, and stayed there for a few minutes, in the silence of themorning, watching the sky. The cat joined me, and we snuggle a bit. What a wonderful way to start the day.
Last weekend I found myself at a dinner party, in an unfamiliar and unconfortable place, getting bored and wanting to be somewhere else, when an unknown person, someone else's friend, sat right beside me and started talking. After 5 minutes I realized that this person was so much like me, and that we have a lot in common. The evening suddently became special.
While I was driving back home, I realized how lucky I had been, how the presence of that person helped me to face the party, and what an unexpected gift I received.