It's Sunita here.
Espresso. Double. Never single.
A summer lunch on a sunny deck with a sweet one.
It was followed by a double espresso. And free flowing conversation. And comfortable pauses of silence that were full of contentment- the type of deep contentment that does not need to be expressed in any way that involves words.
Life could not get better than this.
These simple and ordinary times must be sought by us because they make life extraordinary beautiful and fulfilling. Such experiences can not be planned in advance so we must leave ourselves open to their appearance.
Discipline (which is often rigidity/an extremely regimented lifestyle with which we attempt to control our anxiety about the chaos and messiness of life) is good to keep us moving in a direction of health, well-being, and accomplishment, but it can also steer us away from being spontaneous and flexible with our time, choices, and energy.
Productivity, focus, a consistent routine that focuses on optimizing our gifts and abilities have an important place in our lives. But none of them will compensate for missed opportunities to spend time with those whom we love. Neither will a million 'done' checklists. They just do not have the ability to take away our regrets of not being there for the people who love us, in ways that they needed, and we wanted.
So what if I missed out on a few things that felt pressing that morning. The time spent with my sweet one is etched in my mind, body, and soul. Its imprint will propel me to work harder today, and with renewed enthusiasm, and will keep me primed to look out for other impromptu opportunities that will come up in the future.
I wouldn’t have it any other way.❤️
Until next time,
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