One evening last week, I resolved to make the next day’s lunch break something special—a mini artist’s date of sorts—to boost my mid-week spirits. The challenge I gave myself was to engage in the experience as fully as possible…
After grabbing a chocolate banana smoothie (I so heart!) from Starbuck’s, I decided to check out our town’s newest thrift shop. I brought along a few remaining items from last week’s closet cleaning adventures and dropped them off for donation. While there, I had a pleasant conversation with the woman who manages the shop. Plus, I picked up another strand of black beads for $1.50 (center strand pictured above). As you can see, I love to layer the strands!
Before I headed back into the office, I decided to treat myself to a java from a great local coffee shop/used bookstore. And, I gave myself permission to do a wee bit of book browsing there, too (which I doubly enjoyed!).
In terms of the challenge I’d established for myself… Okay, I’m not yet as mindfully present as I’d like to be, but—all in all, I didn’t do badly! The true moral of the story is that I intentionally bundled a few occurrences that could have been non-meaningful into a treasured experience that truly fed my soul. And, I sought to do so in a fully-present state of mind.
What’s your plan for mid-week pick-me-up? And, will you be enjoying it mindfully? T.