I have spent the last week in the beautiful Peak District. Being a city dweller and keen longer haul traveller I am sometimes guilty of forgetting just how much stunning countryside we have on our own doorstep here in the UK.
This is true of all of us. Sometimes we’re a little guilty of forgetting how much we have to be thankful for where we are.
We do this in a number of ways.
We focus on looking forward so lose sight of the now.
We focus on what we don’t have rather than what we do have.
We focus on bigger rather than better.
We get distracted by new and shiny forgetting what truly makes us tick and makes us happy.
We focus on more rather than seeing the beauty and power in less.
We can fix this by being more present and mindful. By tuning out the external noise. By tuning into what and who is in front of us now. By tuning into us and our real needs. By enjoying the small pleasures in life. By making the most of the now.
There is much to be thankful for close to home for all of us if we just take the time to see and experience it.
As well as the usual posts here at Frictionless Living you can also find posts by me at my home (away from home) at the Huffington Post.