In meditation, one practice is to imagine your thoughts are like bubbles floating passed. Imagining them drifting by or even imagining popping them can help to release the attachment and clear thoughts.
I enjoy bubbles. So the idea of thoughts being bubbles is comforting to me as I playfully pop them. The trouble is finding the time to meditate to play this game.
I think a lot. I work out scenarios in my head or plan into the future. It is easy to get caught in the thought of what is to come (or sometimes what has already passed). But today's gratitude didn't come from thoughts. Today's gratitude came from the moments in between; the moments of play, the moments of pure love.
I'm grateful to glance over to see my baby smiling at me. I'm grateful to let myself be captivated and sit in that moment smiling at each other. I'm grateful for petting my dog in passing only to succumb to the urge to just stop and continue petting her. I;m grateful for the moments of closing my eyes and welcoming in a big gulp of cool water. I'm grateful for the "yes" moments my daughter provided, like "Mommy will you teach me to skip?". I'm grateful to just listen to my daughter's imagination as she daydreams what it would be like if Daddy were as tall as a light pole. I'm grateful for the pause. I'm grateful for these moments in between that fill my heart.
What do you allow to catch your heart and mind between thoughts? What moments bring you joy?
May we cherish these moments of heart. May we allow these beautiful moments to captivate us and may we just sit in their embrace. Have a beautiful day!