How did yawning go? I found that just by making the intention to yawn more I DID, without trying. And then that yawn reminded me to slow down. Well, maybe I yawned cuz I was tired. But that is just my intuition telling me that I need to rest. Right?!
Did you know that 70 percent of the body’s sense receptors are in the eyes? I know that for myself sight is a very important sense. I cannot even imagine how different my life would be if I were blind. It is mainly through seeing the world that I size it up and understand it. Today I want to explore the idea of there being more to life than meets the eye.
Another fun eye fact: When you look at bright light (sunlight) nerve cells in your retina send messages to your brain’s internal clock and this helps your body’s circadian rhythm balance out. The circadian rhythm controls the timing of your brain’s release of cortisol and other hormones that make you alert during the day and melatonin, that puts you to sleep at night. I’m thinking all I need to do to sleep better is take in a little more vitamin sunshine 🙂
Ever since I committed to spending 15 minutes a day outside I’ve been sleeping better. Now I know why!
Another thing that brings me joy is looking around at all the beauty in my current surroundings. The simple beauty.
• a nicely set table
• amazing parenting books
• the remains of a three course meal made by my hubs
• a recipe for a one-pot meal I plan to make tomorrow
• a silly limerick in one of Gracie’s books
• the pretty cover of me home management binder
• the way the towels are folded on the counter top
• juicy blue berries waiting to me eaten
So with out further ado… (and because the blueberries are beckoning)
Stare at your shadow (or, if you can’t find that, a reflection cast from the sun will do) for a few moments. Is it difficult or easy to focus on something so vague? Describe what you see in the comments. Or not. 🙂
Brandon has been working really long hours lately, so I’ve been spending a lot of time alone (with Grace!) What do you like to do when you are alone? Does being alone, with your shadow or baby, make you feel like something is right or wrong?