It has been a tough week as I battled this horrible cold and ended up in bed for two days. The plans I had for this week were thrown out and I spent my time trying to recover and feel better.
It made me realise that planning to far ahead and being rigid with those plans is never a good thing. We can never know what is round the corner and the only certainty is what we have and what is happening right now. You can call it mindfulness or living in the moment whatever it is we need to do it more often.
I do have to do one important thing that I have neglected recently. This is to look around and be grateful for what I have and what is in my life at this moment. There is so much that I should stop to recognise including the beautiful animals that share my life. There is also the fact I have a comfortable home, food, heat and some luxuries to enjoy. I have a loving and supportive family and partner.
I have a job that I enjoy and a career that means a lot to me. There are so many amazing aspects of my work that I am lucky to be involved with. I work with amazing people who do amazing things.
If I had a bit longer I could have even more to add to the list but you can probably see what I am saying. Today, this moment, right now I have all those things and the opportunity to enjoy them. For a Friday night and for the rest of the weekend I am going to focus on the now and be grateful for what is around me.