“Life is just a bowl of cherries, don’t take it serious, its mysterious. Life is just a bowl of cherries, so live + laugh + laugh at love, love a laugh, laugh + love.” – from Fosse
I’m sitting down with a bowl of chocolate cherry ice cream. It’s nice to take a break every now and then… decompress… and focus on something as simple as a refreshing dessert. This is not always easy to do. Sometimes I forget to relax. I get stuck in my head, emotions build, heart races. I clench my teeth. Even worse, I grind them. I stress and hold it all in until I can’t take it anymore.
I get frustrated by little things. I can leave the house and hear or see something that’ll instantly make my jaw tighten and my shoulders tense.
And before you say anything, I’m well aware this isn’t healthy.
My point is this: I want to make a change in my life.
I have Brooke – darling, sweet Brooke – who spoke so eloquently this last weekend at the Big Summer Potluck, to thank for this newfound inspiration. If there was one thing I got out of her talk (and there were many) it would be the importance of living in the moment. How much time we spend (especially those of us surrounded by technology) moving and “doing,” that we forget to just be in the moment. We forget to stop, breathe, and focus on where we are, who we’re with, what we’re eating.