How easily I forget my place.
Earlier this morning I read a blog post about finding beauty in the mundane. So when this photo came up in my list for Five Minute Fridays (or Saturdays), I was drawn back to this idea.
It is very easy for me to get stuck in my routines. Wake up, eat breakfast, drive the same route to work, follow my schedule at school, tell kids not to run/yell in the hallways, take the metro buses home, make some dinner, check social media/news (if I’m lucky, journal) and get ready for bed. There’s not anything wrong with the routine, in fact it can be helpful/healthy.
The issue is getting stuck in this routine.
There are little moments that I miss if I’m not paying attention. In the midst of my routine, do I notice (and appreciate, give thanks for):
- the sunrise as I wait for school to start
- the downtown skyline on my drive to work
- the students who give me a high five
- teachers and students who need some encouragement
- teachers who give me encouragement
- an honest question about my day
- the perfect song playing
Moments happen all the time. They are waiting if we notice and join them. May I (we?) be ever more aware and willing to be part of the moments.
Photo courtesy of Becca Grenell