Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Morning Mist on the Meadow


The woman in the video
would have us savor
every moment.

How about this
moment this
meadow
this
morning?

Cool white mist hovers over the field
a hint of sunshine glosses the grass.
No rooster,
but a crow keeps crawing and crawing
to some other distant crow.

Now the black bird
sails out from the trees
wings wide, tailing
over
the meadow
the meadow
is so

The crow takes a perch
on a distant fence.
And crows and crows.

The moment is so.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Do This for Four Minutes and See What Happens!

Thanks to a good friend, I came across a remarkably quick recipe to boost happiness.

We hear it all the time:
STAY IN THE PRESENT MOMENT. BE MINDFUL. SAVOR EVERYTHING.

It sounds so easy.  It is a simple idea, but it's really hard to put into practice.

The woman in this video says it in a way that I can hear. In a way that I really get it.

Try listening and see what you think. Her segment is only about four minutes long.

Go to 11 minutes, 17 seconds in

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wPeC4CLkLU

The speaker is Mel Robbins, a motivational speaker who appears on CNN.