Yesterday my lovely friend Rachael gave me this embroidery. Only after a few minutes did I realise that she had actually made it!!!
Rachel and I used to be friends at Guides and at school and recently got back in touch when we started going to the same yoga class. We still get on amazingly and chat like we did when we were 13!
I absolutely love the embroidery and here’s why…
1) She saw the design and thought of me. She then took time actually making it. The fact that she put that effort in makes it really special!
2) I have it on top of my fridge now, and every time I go to get something out it brings me back to the moment and it is a reminder to be mindful.
3) It is ironic and that makes me smile! Each time I look at it I have a little laugh. Laughing is so good for us and nothing feels better than having a smile on your face!
One of the hardest things about being mindful is remembering to do it, so if you find yourself miles away, deep in thought then get yourself a prop! Or, if you have a friend who struggles to stay in the moment get them a prop as a gift. You might make a huge difference to their day, every day.
Come on a Revitalise Day to get more mindful living tips. Sometimes the simplest of additions to your life and make things so much more enjoyable. Thank you Rachael!