Getting better, but MY INTENTIONS do not always get MY ATTENTION.
Three weeks ago, I committed to writing a weekly post for Freedom Friday, hosted by imaniking, to document my 8-Week journey toward managing and controlling a long-term chronic pain condition through Mindfulness and Meditation Practices.
I successfully completed and posted for Week 1. Even though, I did the reading and meditation/mindfulness practices for Week 2; I will do a repeat and write a post about this experience on Friday, July 17.
Instead of Mindfulness and Meditation Practices, I gave full ATTENTION to family and friends during my mini-vacation to Wisconsin for five days. Everyday, I met face-to-face with friends and family that I, usually, communicate with via E-Mail, Facebook, or telephone.
While I love my new life, as a retiree in Florida, I miss the personal connection with the special people in my life. I enjoyed being with them to:
- see their smile,
- watch their body language, and
- listen quietly while looking into their eyes.
But, the highlight of the vacation was being in the presence of family and friends at our Annual Summer Family/Friend Gathering.
(Photography Credits to Friends, Jane and Cebby)