The washing machine has beeped, the dishes are calling, the flooring is crunchy with dirt and I am sitting at my desk in my study, with the window wide open breathing in the fresh-air and enjoying a moment of stillnes.
Tony O' Connor's 'Mariner' is playing in the background and I am at peace. I am tired after a night where the cat decided to play rather than sleep and was feeling very grumpy when I woke up - apologies to my children, but I have just read a lovely article in Mindful Parenting on 7 ways to slow down and it brought me back to reality.
Tiredness is okay, so is it okay to be slow and grumpy. A dear friend gave me this saying which I love - it highlights the need to remain present in today.
If you have one foot in the past and one foot in the future - you are 'pissing' on today!
So I am taking the time to breathe and slow down and enjoy each moment of today.