Back in October, I selected a theme for each day of the week that aligned with my interests. I made this change to the blog after focusing on my health for 30 consecutive days. Doing so made me realize that I was being more reactive with the blog than proactive. Focusing on my health helped me prioritize something that I said was important earlier in the year and gave me a sense of control over my blog posts.
Another aspect of importance was consciousness/awareness of everyday moments. Hence, Monday Moments was born.
The moment I want to remember from today is my daughter being so excited about her Christmas gifts and trying to reconcile the feeling of gratitude for what she had received and disappointment for not receiving what she REALLY wanted. Her struggle was evident, but she made excellent attempts at camouflaging it. I was really proud of her. (She later realized there were a few tricks hidden up our sleeves and, in the end, got some of those must have items.) ;)
It was a most excellent Christmas, not just because of that moment, but because of all of the blessings bestowed upon me.
Over the past 10 weeks, I wrote about various moments that left an imprint on my memory. Some were great and others weren't. And prior to Monday Moments, most of my posts were written about a defining moment (thought, feeling, belief or action) on any given day. Implementing Monday Moments ensured that I continued to practice that detailed level of consciousness, or at least dug deep to recall moments to write about.
I can honestly say that I have grown immensely from heightening my consciousness to moments in my everyday life. I noticed how I reacted to situations, IN THE MOMENT. I evaluated whether it served me and/or the bigger purpose, AND made changes, as necessary. I appreciated the everyday occurrences, like seeing my daughter's chest move up and down as she lay sleeping peacefully. And in some very challenging moments, I chose to BELIEVE that life was rigged in my favor.
As I close out Monday Moments, I hope that I've inspired one or more of you to be conscious/present/aware in the most everyday of moments.
Be open to what comes.