Thursday, March 11, 2010

Appreciating the journey

“We are so often caught up in our destination that we forget to appreciate the journey.” ~unknown~

Isn't that quote so true! I know it is for me!

Like yesterday for example....

I had an appointment at the spa. As usual I was running behind I raced to make it there on time. Then I had trouble finding a parking spot and had to drive around the block a couple of times before something finally opened up. Then I stepped in a puddle of water and soaked the bottom of my jeans. Needless to say, by the time I got inside I was wound up tight.

I checked in and was sent to the relaxation room. While sitting there I began to focus on all the things I needed to do once my pedicure was finished. Before long I was checking my watch, wondering how much longer it would be before someone would come to get me.

Suddenly, when I realized I was anxiously tapping my foot, I said to myself. "What in the world are you doing? Look around you!! IT'S. A. RELAXATION. ROOM. For goodness sake, take a breath .......and relax."

And I did!

I took a deep breath. I looked around at the soothing wall color. I laid my head back. I closed my eyes. And I listened to trickling sounds of the water feature.

I allowed myself to be in the moment.

And you know what....

Everything that needed to be done afterwards still got done.


Catherine said...

Oh how easily we forget this! Relax - everything will get done - love it.

Thank you for the reminder. Have a lovely weekend Connie!

Brian said...

That sounds pretty good to me, I just have to figure out where my relaxation room is.

Lisa said...

So very true Connie.
I need to do that one day, a spa treatment...hmmm maybe soon.


S. Etole said...

great reminder ...

Christina said...

this is easy to forget. thank you for the reminder.
i adore this quote.

Kolleen said...

i could relate 100% to this post...i cannot tell you how many times i have done something just like what you described!!! we forget to stay in the present moment and then we miss out...don't we?!?!

thank you for the gentle reminder!