This past fall I have had more time for reflection and contemplation than in the previous 18 years of my life. After raising five kids for the past 17 ½ years, now that all of them are in school all day I have found more time to deeply think and be still in my thoughts. Each day I have noticed how unity and connection bring me the most joy and happiness in my life. Usually this is in the small interactions I have or decisions I make, or the small moments of joy and connection I have with the people in my life. When there is a lack of unity or connection with people, my life isn’t as full of joy.
For the past few years I have started my day with a certain kind of breakfast following my morning exercise. It starts with some whole-grain cereal, a handful of granola, and some blueberries on top. Pour on some milk, and it is my perfect breakfast. In fact, having that final touch with the blueberries on my cereal actually gives me a great sense of happiness. It puts a smile on my face and feels good to my body to have this particular breakfast. Blueberries in the morning bring joy and satisfaction to me personally.
This blog will be an exploration of finding unity in nature and relationships, connection and happiness with myself, and more joy and unity in my family and relationships with my friends, family, and everyone I meet.
Studies show that things we do every day have more of an impact on us than things we do once in awhile. I will try and post pictures and thoughts each day to try and better understand how I am experiencing more joy and connection in my life, and explore how to feel it more often and find the deeper connections that make life complete and whole.