Why Being Mindful is So Important… I Dare You to Try it!!!

Happy Monday

We had a truly marvelous weekend.  With temps so warm it felt like May!  It made for perfect outdoor activities and even more spectacular days and sunsets.  It’s the peak of the fall season and the colors are so amazing.  I had so many moments while I was driving this weekend just thinking about how beautiful things were.

Friday night after dinner the sky looked like this…


It made me realize that once again we need to take a moment to slow down and truly take in the beauty of what is around us.  All week we wait for Friday and for weeks and maybe even months I have been guilty of rushing things along.  Waiting for the next ultrasound, for the next trimester and for the next event and this weekend taught me how important is to just enjoy the moment.


Do you practice mindfulness?  It’s really easy.  I was “taught” all about it a few years ago. It’s simple all you need to really do is spend moments living in the moment!



I challenge you to try it today.  You don’t have to do it all day.  I certainly don’t.  But spent a few moments practicing it.  Maybe it’s in your car on the way to work.  Maybe you take a walk and do it… wherever it happens is your choice but what’s important it just taking the time to practice it.  I remember being told that once you get into the practice it comes naturally.  I’d have to agree with that statement.

This amazing little lady truly practices mindfulness every day.  It was evident this weekend when she kept telling us that today was “the best day ever.”  Or, “that was the best dinner ever.”  I’m sure our kids could teach us more then a few things in life!


So, for today… just try it!  I’d love to hear what you think!



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14 Responses to Why Being Mindful is So Important… I Dare You to Try it!!!

  1. Mindfulness certainly is a practice but it’s so worth it!

  2. Easier said than done when life hits you with things to do like bam bam bam!

    I’m trying, though.
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  3. Marlene says:

    I loved this blog. It was a good reminder.

  4. Kim says:

    I know I don’t practice mindfulness near often enough!
    This weekend I did practice it – we spent time on the boat enjoying the beautiful fall weather and views and I enjoyed every second of it!!! Now I just need to remember the same attitude when I’m working or when it’s snowing!!!
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  5. Marcia says:

    Has this been the most beautiful fall or what? Yes, mindful. I like to think I’m pretty good about it, since I’ve been off the corporate grind. Yes, lots to learn from kiddos for sure!
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  6. I try to practice mindfulness! It’s a work in progress.
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