Thursday, August 6, 2009

Being Mindful

When I took Tuesday off, I got up at my normal workday time. 4 am. I didn't want to sleep in, and waste part of my day on sleep. My boys didn't get up til 8:30 or so, so I had over 4 hours alone. It was amazing how much I got done around the house!

In addition to blogging, taking photos of my journals, and listing my journals, I also washed dishes, mopped the kitchen floor, scrubbed both bathrooms and did laundry. It was a very productive morning! We have a dishwasher, but I had not replenished our supply of dishwasher detergent. So I washed all the dishes by hand (something I have not really done at home for years).

I first did a bit of meditation, and remembered something I had read about being mindful in all things, even washing dishes. I was aware of every movement. Aware of every speck of food getting washed away, then of rinsing each and every dish completely. Rinsing all the suds off just as I need to rinse the negativity away. Washing those dishes was the most rewarding of all the chores I did that morning.

In all things, I should be mindful. I am working on that.

On a side note, I made it past 100 fans on facebook!!! And I'm having a special 'fan appreciation sale'. If you've not received your sale notice, contact me at

I hope you have a wonderful day


s.lei said...

I am so happy and excited for you Robyn.... So many great things occurring daily. Glad you had a great day off.... and SO productive. Heading over to your shop now.... xoxo

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