I wrote a blog post last year about being aware of the world around us and the pleasures of awareness of the parts of our lives, no matter how small, and how much joy could be found from living in the moment more fully by using our senses.
A dear friend of mine, Morag Noffke, wrote the following, which also reminds us to be aware of other things we encounter. I did not include the lovely pictures she used. I do apologize, my Friend. I thank you Morag for letting me share your lovely verses. Here is the link to her site where you can see the lovely pictures. https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/106058620/posts/3008992956
Shshsh.... Walking with my senses Shshsh... I walk, I breathe I smell the sweet scent of jasmine and nasturtium filling the air over the breeze on a warm spring day while I listen to the chirp and the warble of the bird calls high up in the forest trees. I see butterflies wafting to and fro in the morning glow of the wide open fields. I breathe as I drink from the freshness and all this revives my soul. I choose to walk my body in movement. I celebrate and am grateful for such wonderful choices such beautiful places for my Soul to enjoy.
The croak of the frog, the buzz of the bee and the flicker of the dragonfly greet me with a smile as I bathe in the forest experience. Shshsh.