In a rush I filled my tote with everything that was on the passenger’s seat and went to the boot for my suitcase. To my dismay the effort to save time was disastrous. I unclipped my water bottle and flooded my favourite camera, the Nikon P600. I was devastated! The camera is ruined.
The next morning I felt lost. I felt I had ended a long relationship. I reached for a chocolate and ate it for breakfast. I texted my daughter who thought my coping strategy was hilarious and she tried to comfort me. “Just think … you’ll buy another one … and it will be fun … and you’ll realise you love it even more”. She was right. I went out and bought a Nikon P900. I’m loving it!
The new camera is helping me to practice mindfulness. Helping me to consider life through a new lens.
Mindfulness is a difficult concept to understand and even more difficult to practice. But to my delight I found this morning … it helps clear the mind and things come into focus more sharply. In that quiet stillness, in the heightened intimacy of the space shared between me and my Creator, I stared at my screen saver and noticed the mosquito on the blue lupin. I wonder if it is visible to you too?
Savouring the exquisiteness of the ordinary is a new delight. There are many more to come, I’m sure.
Until next time
a dawn bird