Ok so this is a bit of a happy hippie post!
Sometimes all it takes for me to feel happier and more appreciative is to actually notice what’s right in front of me. Slowing down enough to be in this state of awareness can be tough yet so enriching. Today’s poem was written whilst waiting for a train on a beautiful cool and sunny Spring day during the Easter holidays. The photo above was taken by a friend and colleague a couple of weeks ago during our lunchtime walk and seemed to sum up the being in the moment feeling!
My skin feels soft, the air feels new
And life shows up, a different view
Like looking on with new born eyes
My heart is bursting with surprise
And lighting up in pink and violet
No more automatic pilot
My being and the setting blend
The hairs on my neck stand on end
The hope of dawn makes life exciting
A yellow, flashing, ball of lightning
Ice cold shower, fresh and biting
My dark and broken parts are whitening
The icing on life’s birthday cake
To live this gift called life, awake