I recently came across the Instagram account of @juanita_powell who lives in Melbourne. One of her posts completely resonated with me and totally relays how I approach every day. I've typed that post in it's entirety below. It's long, but worth the read. I've added my own pictures, of course, that visually portray the feeling behind the words.
If I could wish one thing for everyone reading this, it would be that you be absolutely present in every moment of every day.
When was the last time you thought about how amazing "life" is and everything and everyone that's in it? I spend a lot of my day having my mind blown by just this notion, and it's a deliberate thought process to ensure not a single blessing moment passes me by.
Think about it for a second, please. Stop whatever you're doing and just be present, right now, wherever you are. Look around you and think about everything in your picture. What can you see? What can you hear? What can you smell? What can you taste? What can you feel?
I think about the weather a lot. I think it's the farmer's daughter in me. How these clouds are formed. How it's hot one day and cold the next, how rain can fall in one spot and be dry less than 20m away.
The pear I just ate, how much energy was taken to produce that. Each day, it's been on a journey to flourish and be plucked from a tree. It's sweetness, it's consistent pear shape year after year. Fruit, vegetables and flowers are incredible. Each meal or bunch I have, I gaze for a few moments to appreciate the effort each one has taken to have thrived.
Even Mankind has produced some amazing inventions that day after day we take for granted. Don't. Marvel at it. Be thankful for it. Nothing in life is mundane. Nothing. Whenever I'm feeling overwhelmed or self-absorbed in "Juanita's World", I take myself outside, look up and fill my lungs with Mother Nature's free anti-depressant/mood stabiliser-oxygen. And in that moment, I take in life, everything around me and give thanks for the blessing to be able to indulge each of my senses.
Don't ever allow yourself to get caught up in the glorification of busy. Don't let life slip you by -- don't exist . Use each of your senses today and reconnect with how amazing Mother Nature [is] and everything she provides us with.
Wishing each and every one of you a most beautiful and blessed day.