How much time do you think you spend in your head,
that is with the thoughts that are in your head?
From my experience, we are so often caught up in our
own thoughts that we miss whats right in front
of our eyes and/or ears. What is in front of you, right
now, when you STOP - LOOK - LISTEN?
A recent WoW! experience in my life occurred
when I was in the shower, the place where, I suspect,
we are most likely to be completely preoccupied with
For the past 5 months, Ive had a large, lovely
pink anthurium plant on a wide ledge of my deep, corner
bathtub. Its right under a wall of glass blocks
that filter in bright light all day. A separate stall
shower has a large, glass window that overlooks the
One day, recently, I was in the shower, thinking about
who-remembers-what, when I happened to glance through
the above-mentioned window which was dripping with streams
of water and moisture. There was this stately, graceful
plant beckoning my attention. And, boy, did she
I excitedly called my husband to get my camera. After
turning off the water, I wanted to capture the imagery
of the plant through the moisture on the window, before
I took many pictures then and was/am left with the joy
and excitement of those initial moments of discovery.
In addition, I have a profound sense of gratitude for
the space and beauty in my environment, as well as for
my creativity which makes this appreciation possible.
I invite YOU to take a moment to simply step away from
What sudden surprises - new sounds and/or visions and
discoveries - are there for you in any one of your environments?
Take one, when you find it. Hold it. Savor it. Then
recall it when you need to lighten up. SMILE.
FEEL ALIVE and BLESSED.
©2004 Sheila Finkelstein