Little Things

Yesterday during my short run through my snow-covered neighborhood, up and down a familiar road, with a captivating podcast in my ears, while local kids celebrated their snow day by sledding, snowshoeing, and snowball-fighting, when I saw just one other runner braving the elements, as my neighbors walked their corgis and pugs and mutts, my strides were long and easy, and short and fast, and comfortable and powerful. I felt like I could run forever.

Yesterday I slept in and worked and wrote and emailed and wrote and edited from my couch, my bed, my floor, my kitchen counter, my yoga mat, my antique wooden secretary's desk, in my PJs, my running pants, and my PJs again, with coffee, and tea, and tea again, and I was warm and calm and quiet and productive.

Yesterday I streamed Netflix in the background while I worked and while I stretched, and I tuned in and out to the background noise at the funniest moments of my favorite show, and I laughed out loud at lines I've heard a thousand times, and I got a couple of jokes for the very first time, and I felt nostalgic as I remembered when Thursday nights were for mom and me and our favorite shows, and I felt happy and peaceful and content.

Yesterday I rolled out my yoga mat and looped a strap around my foot to stretch out my hamstrings, and I swung my legs into deep stretching postures, and I rooted my body into the ground and lifted my heart to the sky, and I opened my back and my spine and my chest and my mind, and balanced on the tallest part of myself and connected my mind with the surface below me, and I breathed deeply and I felt focused and connected and stimulated and whole.

It's the little things sometimes.

Comments

  1. agreed! those little things that just make a day great are ones we should always treasure...and they're usually the simplest things too :)

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  2. I live for days like this! And I could use one soooo if you could send the snow days down this way, that would be great.

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  3. Sounds like a perfect day!! Can I also say I blame you for my Friends addiction now - we've literally been rewatching from the start and it's amazing! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

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  4. I love this post. First, jealous of your day - I need one of those ;) I love when I am more aware and thankful for the little things. Happy days.

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  5. What was your captivating podcast? I've been listening to Call Your Girlfriend and I love it!

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  6. Sounds like you had an absolutely amazing day! I am finally giving in and getting a gym membership and I am hoping to do the couch to 5k in hopes to do a mud run in the summer :D

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  7. It's the littlest things throughout the day, the often-overlooked moments, that truly make a day beautiful :)

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  8. "yesterday" sounds like a pretty perfect day! It really is the little things? What podcast were you listening to?

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  9. You just made me want to do a yoga routine for this line alone: "and I rooted my body into the ground and lifted my heart to the sky."

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  10. Yesterday sounds like it was a really good day!!! Are you streaming Friends on Netflix? Bc I am and I too am picking up on jokes I didn't catch before:)

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