The fish were jumping at the river this past weekend.   

Most of the time, I wasn’t quick enough to see them jump, being pre-occupied with other things.

Momentarily distracted.

Instead, I saw the splash as their plump bodies landed in the water, sending out a ever widening ring of circles.

I’ve been noticing lately, how much more of life is taken in when I choose to be mindful of what is happening around me.

And yet, from day to day, it is so easy to be caught up in the business of Life and NOT notice.

Perhaps you’ve experienced these same moments of  “Oh, I missed it…”  whatever “it” might be.

The warmth of the sun, perhaps, during these early days of Fall – a touch of summer still hanging in the air.

Or perhaps it’s the comforts of home that are taken for granted. Of course, this means different things to different people.

It could be as simple as a comfortable bed to snuggle into at night, along with a warm quilt or another body next to you.

It could be a home-cooked meal, with ingredients fresh from the Farmer’s Market or perhaps a spa-like master bath, that envelopes you in luxury and pampering.

Sometimes all we need is the familiarity of a favorite chair, or the simple joy we feel from seeing our favorite colors.

Do you surround yourself each and every day with small things that give you pleasure?

Do you take the time to notice?