Today we welcomed someone new to the Blossom clan…Beau the gorgeous Standard Poodle.
Mum and Dad welcomed her to their home yesterday and today she made quite an impact on us all.
Ned my 8 year old nephew and I took her for a run this morning and she made it so much fun. She made us run faster which challenged us. She chased after everything, birds, leaves that were blowing in the wind, anything that caught her eye! Ned and I giggled as she pulled me long after her.
Everyone was keen to see the new arrival so we had a day of friends poping over to meet her which was super sociable. This afternoon my friend Hannah and I stayed for a drink and we all had a lovely catch up. It really was a great excuse for a get together.
I really felt that having Beau with us added some fun and happiness to the day and that everyone was happy and enjoyed their Saturday more than normal.
Reflecting on it I think the happiness came from the fact that we all appreciated how lucky we are and what a lovely life we have. We all really counted our blessings as we thought how amazing it is that we live so closely together and in such a beautiful place. It really highlighted how brilliant life is when we simply enjoy each others company.
When life becomes hectic it is easy to become all consumed by the things we have to get done and the everyday stresses that arise. When we welcome something new into our lives, be it a new family member, a hobby or a pet it can cause us to stop and reflect more than we usually do.
Mindfulness is all about being present in the moment and when we are present it is so much more possible to appreciate experiences as they arise.
If you feel that perhaps you have a tendency to live in a bit of a hectic frenzy come on a Revitalise Day and see how much more you could be getting out of life.