In fact, I made a very conscious effort to do just that over the week. I felt it was important to savor the time with my sister and her kids. I turned off the computer and didn't log back on until around 10:30 Saturday morning. And it felt fantastic. I didn't even check my phone.
I have also started to try to pay more attention to what's around me. To notice new things. To enjoy the details of life.
For example, this is a building I walk by Monday through Friday to and from the office. I love the details. Jason had to stop by his office (across from mine), I waited in the car with the sunroof open, windows down, music up, just enjoying the fresh air, sunshine, and architecture. And there's something about dappled sunlight that just makes me happy.
Yesterday morning, during my run at dark-thirty, I realized that there is one block of a street I run that has zero electrical poles and no trees. I was running along and realized it was darker. Yet, at the same time, because there were no trees or lights, I could see the stars and moon shining.
This morning, I noticed something you don't see much of any longer, audio tap gently blowing in the breeze. You almost don't even see a broken CD anymore let alone the remains of a smashed audio tape.
What's something you've noticed, or maybe not noticed, recently? Do you take time to slow down and enjoy the little things, the little details of life?