Last week on while on a jog, jamming to my ipod I heard the song “Perfect Day” by Lady Antebellum. As I listened to the chorus I felt my body start to light up…
“It was the perfect day
What I'd give if I could find a way to stay
Lost in this moment now
Ain't worried about tomorrow
When you're busy livin, feels like dreamin', slowly drifting, through this perfect day.”
So I started to think how can I be in this moment? How can I make the most of what I have right now?
This simple shift of perspective started to shift my whole entire day! I took my focus off of “what should I be doing or not doing” to “how can I be of service today”. My heart started to warm (instead of feeling heavy or embarrassed) and I started to notice all the little magical moments in life and how deep in my core I really do know who I am.
One afternoon at the coffee shop (where I work part-time) a regular came in she is 80 years old! I fixed her a drink and a brownie and she sat down to enjoy it. As I was cleaning she started talking to me and telling me about her life. I listened and before she left she said to me "it was nice meeting you. Sometimes I just have to get out and want someone to talk to. I get so lonely at my house my husband passed a few years ago." When she left my heart was warm and I knew that, that moment was part of my service for the day.
How often do we miss out on those moments?
Maybe because we are too busy and moving too fast? Or because we are stuck in our thoughts and worries (about the past or the future).
Just for this week I challenge you to practice being in the moment and starting the day with the intention of “how can I be of service today”. Keep your eyes open for the magical moments! And spread the magic by posting your observations bellow!