THE FIRST TIME
He runs in the room, stops right in front of me and says,
This is a lovely greeting that I have heard three times in the last 30 minutes. You see every time his almost two year old legs carry him out of the room and then back again he looks at me as if I have just arrived.
With every, “Oh… Hi,” his enthusiasm and excitement jumping-jacks out of his body and his expression is one of pure delight!
Everyone laughs at the charm of this, but the lesson is not lost on me.
Imagine if we saw everything in every moment of our lives as if we were seeing it for the first time....even if we just saw it five minutes ago? Can you imagine being in the present moment at that level?
Everything in our world would seem bigger and brighter.
Looking at the sky would be like seeing blue for the first time.
The sound of music would be as if we had never experienced harmony before.
We would notice every petal on the flower, every flavor in our food, every breeze that brushes our cheek.
Hearing the voice, laughter and seeing the face of those close to us would be like the moment we fell in love with them – over and over again.
We would only see what is in front of us at that very second without giving any thought to what captured us the second before or what may be waiting for us around the next minute.
Now, just right now is what fills the screen of our mind in vivid color and exquisite freshness.
What an awesome way to experience life!
Why not begin now?
Stop right in front of the next person you see and say, “Oh…Hi!” and feel the thrill of seeing them for the first time!
Pennie’s Life Lesson:
“Greet every moment, person, place and thing as if you are seeing them for the first time. Savor the experience with new eyes.”
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How could you work this into your life? What would you love to see again - for the first time? Share your thoughts and experiences relating to this post in a comment below. Thank you!
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