Each moment counts (#5)

You were put here for a reason. Let’s continue the journey noticing life’s moments, and turn all your moments of the ordinary into something extraordinary. 

Mindfulness moment 5. Notice every moment – even waiting in line!

Everything and everyone is your teacher.

The line at the grocery store gives you a moment to learn to breathe deeply into your abdomen. Feel the breath go in and out. Count to ten breaths if you like, then start again. Remember this is an opportunity, it doesn’t have to be seen as a frustration.

The “annoying” workmate is your chance to foster more compassion. The person telling you something you don’t want to hear may teach you to listen. Don’t forget everyone has their own story, how someone else’s life has been shaped to see the world may be different to how you see the world. 

The rain is washing away the dirt and bringing fresh water. Fog provides water for some and is your chance to touch a cloud if you please.

Each moment brings a new possibility.

Image depicts Neuschwanstein Castle, Bavaria, Germany (Deutschland) in the fog.

See moments that deviated from the expected as opportunities, not frustrations.

@mindfulnessbits

Are you enjoying the journey through life’s moments? If you missed any of the moments catch up via the links below, and share your best tips to staying mindful in the comments, we would love to hear from you.

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28 responses to “Each moment counts (#5)”

  1. In good times and bad, prosperous or adversity, we should learn every moment. Life’s lessons are there for us and we have to pass each test, react the right way every day.

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    1. Hi Beth, yes definitely we should practice staying in each moment, not just the “good” moments 😊

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  2. If you miss the opportunity to appreciate one moment don’t stress, because the next moment comes free of charge. All you have to do is pay attention. Lovely words Kellie 🙏

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    1. Yes, so true, we don’t have to be so hard on ourselves 👍😊

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  3. It really is all about mindfulness isn’t it, awareness of each moment and remembering that we always have a choice as to how we respond, to anything. Great post to start the year. 💙

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    1. Thanks so much, yes about the choice, we have one and so does everyone else too 😉😊

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  4. All excellent points to remember 🙂 Thank you!

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    1. You’re welcome 😊

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  5. So true! Even the dreadful Covid-19 has taught us many lessons.

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    1. Good point Laurie! 😊

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  6. I love these posts! They are wonderful reminders to be present. 😁

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    1. Thanks so much Suzanne ❤️

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  7. I definitely want to practice more mindfulness.

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    1. That’s great, I recommend it as it has helped me 😊 I have some old posts that may help you, happy to share links if you’re interested 👍

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  8. Wow! What a positive attitude. Thanks for the good reminder. I’m going to try the “waiting in line at the grocery store” one in a few minutes! 🙂

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    1. ha ha ha, yes to the waiting in line one Laurie, it has worked for me!

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  9. Such beautiful thoughts – finding positivity in every little thing in life what makes this life worthwhile

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    1. Thank you so much 😊❤️

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  10. One of my intentions for 2021 is to be present every day and notice those little every day moments of magic. And it’s making me so much happier even just these first 7 days into the year!

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    1. Yay! That’s great as I think we all often miss the moments!

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  12. This is something that I always try to keep in mind. I try to look for the positives in any situation – there is always joy to be found, if you look for it. 💚

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    1. Yes! Totally agree, your walks prove that too 👌😊

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