Archive | March, 2010

More time under the sun.

13 Mar

This weekend finally brings us daylight savings time. We jump an hour forward, losing that yummy extra hour of Sunday “kip”, but gaining a much longer day of sunshine, later sunsets (that  I will actually get to see), and time for ourselves.

I love it, it’s probably one of my favorite moments of the year.  A sign that winter is ending, and warmer memories are in store.

Just think of what I would have time to do with now that I have that extra hour or two:

  • Walks over the Brooklyn Bridge as the sun sets over the water.
  • Meet and greets over a pint outside in the fresh air.
  • Strolls on The High Line.
  • Long lazy bike rides – twirling around Prospect’s outer edges, smelling the grass, and feeling the wind on my face.

I just hope that you watch a sunset with me sometime this week, to celebrate its enormous lift!

Music of note:
Broken Sorrow by Nuttin’ But Stringz
Collide (Acoustic Version) by Howie Day
Interstate Love Song (Live House Blend) by Stone Temple Pilots

Today…I feel grateful.

11 Mar

Today I feel grateful for…

The kindness of new friends
An unexpected hug
Dance and movement so fulfilling and so inner-reflective that it brings tears
Unshielded laughter
Small, new accomplishments
A healthy body and mind
Being in the best kind of love
Warmer breezes
Two eggs on a roll, with an iced coffee. My favorite NY breakfast.

Music of note:
The Scientist by Coldplay
We Do What We Want To by O + S

How lovely life can be…

11 Mar

…if one takes time to be friendly. I read that in Julia Child’s memoirs  on the train home tonight, and I silently connected with her on that note. Thinking back on the days in which I made the extra layer of effort, working and living life, but with a consciousness  to the connections I made with the people (strangers and not) around me. The more effort I made with them, the more satisfied and full the day seemed to me.

And yes, we have heard this all before, that relationships with people are one of the main purposes of life. But my point is that we have so much control over how grateful we feel about our own lives, and in most cases, it relates to the effort we make with people, and what we get from them in return. So, to me or anybody listening, the next time you stop for your morning coffee, or ask someone about their day while trying to get back to your desk…be present in that moment. Be patient. Listen, and I think, you will get so much more out of it, then by keeping to yourself, and keeping that undivided focus on the other thing you thought was more important. I definitely don’t think this happens for me everday, but, like Julia Child, I notice it when it does.

Music of note:
The Horse by Alessi Lauren-Marke
Games Again by Peter Broderick
(this song is like taking a big, gorgeous breath, in and out…just to feel its renewal)