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)

2 Responses to “How lovely life can be…”

  1. Bill Howdle March 11, 2010 at 4:07 pm #

    This is such a wonderful post. The words contain such great wisdom, words to live our lives by. Thank you for sharing it.
    Bill

  2. appleandorange March 11, 2010 at 7:38 pm #

    Thank you, Bill, really appreciate the comment!

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