I have been blessed the past two years with a dear friend who makes me an Advent Box. Each day for 25 days there are beautiful reminders to live my life from a place of love and authenticity.
When I came upon day 8, this was the saying I read - Live for the moments you can't put into words. Day 9 I read - Enjoy the moments that make you smile. Language is important. I am very aware of my words and the power they have. I spend much of my time as a Life and Executive Coach talking about the importance of how we use language. Each day we use language to communicate our needs. The tone we use, the choice of words used and the way in which we use them can lift those up or just the opposite tear them down.
What these statements gave me is the realization and permission to just be. To pause and honor that there are often moments in time where words are not necessary. I also have found that allowing myself to be in silence, of not feeling like I need to fill the space with sound, creates calm and tranquility.
One of the things about no longer having my life partner to share these moments with, I have found myself grounded more in the moment. I take a deep breath and allow myself to feel the feelings. A full moon, a sunset, the giggles of my grandchildren, the kindness of a stranger,, a hug from my brother, and the smell of frankincense and myrrh ( always makes me think of Christmas) lets me be fully present in my own life. When I allow myself to show up and start my day from a place of gratitude I am so much more aware of these moments of grace.