Staycation continued

Day 3 Wednesday

In the quiet of the morning, I prepared the other half of the blueberry muffin left over from yesterday. Much to my gluttonous surprise, I couldn’t finish it! I spent time toasting it to perfection. I spread a generous amount of softened butter on the cut side of the muffin so the butter would melt into the cake. All the while paying attention to time so the muffin didn’t get cold. This was an intense process for first thing in the morning.

I sat down on the couch (my new best friend) to enjoy my creation. After a few bites I didn’t want any more. That simple. I was done. This was odd, odd enough that I noticed. I always finish muffins, cakes, pies, cookies, pancakes… you get the picture.

Later on in the day it occurred to me…. when I allow myself the things I want with pure, unadulterated joy, with the time and presence to prepare with love and thoughtfulness, I don’t need as much. I am already full with satisfaction in the moment, so the muffin became secondary. I wonder how, where else I can use this new awareness?

Isn’t having time wonderful. So much to notice!

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