the habit of being--
the exultation in the present moment--
is an exquisite concept,
one that could enrich our lives
we're all habitual creatures,
but usually we practice the
habits of doing:
getting up, making breakfast,
getting children off to school
and getting ourselves to work.
then there are our habits of brooding:
projecting into the future,
dwelling on the past,
nursing old wounds,
holding imaginary conversations,
indulging in comparisons,
conducting endless mental calculations about money,
gnawing on regrets,
second guessing inspiration,
ruminating on problems at work,
anticipating the worst.
the habits of brooding are rooted
in the past or the future,
and they can rob the present
moment of all
harmony, beauty, and joy.
what if you knew there was always going
to be simple pleasure to look forward to
every few hours?
what if you made sure there was?
how do you think you would greet the day?
~simple abundance: a book of comfort and joy
~sarah ban breathnach
welcome to coffee hour.
welcome to this Sunday morning.