We returned last night from two fabulous weeks in Spain (Barcelona, Marbella, Madrid). I collected many MindFULL thoughts to share, but at this moment, I am so jet lagged, I can’t think of more than how to make my American coffee and how good it tastes.
However, I am determined to kick my jetlag by re-entering routines and posting on MindFULL Monday is one of them. My last two posts were written and programmed to post while I was away. I forgot this one. So, in the spirit of follow through, I wanted to share a MindFULL Moment.
One of the things I thought about while away was how grateful I was to be able to change our scene. For me, with changed scenery comes change in perspective. I observe new people (their attitudes, clothes, taste), I take in new ideas from my surroundings, I touch places that have come before me and remember that my time here is limited and that i need to make the most of it.
Change in perspective is one of my favorite experiences. It makes my MindFULL Moments that much richer in emotional, physical and spiritual texture.
It was intense before we left. We got mired in the saying good bye to a small, cloistered school that my daughter attended for 10 years. It brought up ALOT of feelings. It seems silly now, but it was terribly real then. Heading out of our world to a new a country, gave us some perspective. Everyone seems to feel lighter and more hopeful about the future. Worth every mile.
Another way I have found to change my perspective is in the collection of graduation speeches given around this time of year. I offer the link to the speech given by David McCullough Jr., the English Teacher (and son of famed historian David McCullough) at Wellesley High School in Massachusetts. You may have already seen or heard about it?
No matter your reaction, I think it offers another MindFULL perspective. What do you think?
How do you MindFULLY change YOUR perspective? Let us know!