My little red tether is my anchor in running with my friends. A beautiful guide dog has been my tether/anchor in mobility and independence for 17 years: 1. Pantera 2. Cricket, and now my beautiful 3. Georgina (Georgie). A life of family and friends is my joy and anchor in life.

The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it. CC Scott

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Savoring

After our office girls night, I have been very touched by the graciousness of my colleagues. Each of these lovely ladies have thanked me in their own way for this fun evening. I did not do it to be thanked, but simply to give back to them just a little. However, I have been reminded what a blessing it is to be surrounded by women who appreciate and savor a joyful experience. Cricket and I came out of a session, and one of them had left a thank you note and my favorite ... Peanut M & M's. So sweet.
Savoring. It will be a part of our Self-Compassion Course

The practice of savoring is closely related to gratitude. Savoring refers to the conscious enjoyment of that which gives us pleasure; that is lingering over delightful experiences,... Kristen Neff, Self-Compassion. She continues ... when we savor an experience, we hold it in mindful awareness, paying conscious attention to the pleasant thoughts, sensations, and emotions arising in the present moment. We can also savor delightful memories, so that we relive joyous experiences and appreciate them all over again - Savoring is an intentional act designed to prolong and deepen pleasure, luxuriating in its beauty.

What are you Savoring today?

3 comments:

Belle and Dozer said...

Beautiful post. M&Ms... Yum! I'd savor over them. :)

Myrna R. said...

I'm savoring the clouds. They are finally pouring love all over us.

Jess and Glacier said...

This was a beautiful post. I like the concept of "savoring" and will try to do so more often. :)
I am savoring Glacier and Roscoe snoozing at my feet. :)