March 22, 2016

A spring “stay-cation” allowed me to attend a mid-day yoga class. The meditation at the end was encouragement to “Open and receive.” To be open to small kindnesses and receive them graciously.

Not twenty minutes later, I was at the grocery store. An elderly gentleman and I approached the lined-up row of carts at approximately the same time. He pulled one out as I stepped to the side.

“Here you go, miss.”

“Thank you so much.”

I felt happy inside while I shopped although grocery shopping has become something of a drudgery for me in recent years. It’s amazing how a small thing like being aware to open and receive made such a difference in my experience today.

What other kindnesses might come my way? What could I do to allow others to open and receive?

 

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7 comments on “March 22, 2016

  1. As I’m reading the book, “5 Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die”, one of the secrets is to “become love” and allowing things to happen to you. I think that it’s awesome this happened to you during your “stay-cation” and that it’s something you could share with us! 🙂

  2. Open and receive…I love this idea and you gave a great example of following it.
    Are you open to meeting up?? I miss you!! And we have written for 22 days!! So exciting!!
    If not over break, definitely during the end of March or early April. We need to celebrate being writers!!

  3. I love this small, simple, meaningful example.

  4. Lynn says:

    I love yoga and for this exact reason! The messages during Shavasana always give me something to think of as well.

  5. smcninch says:

    This just reminds me that it is the little things that really are the big things. Thanks for the reminder and the post!

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