Guest Post by Brie in New York
Take a thoughtful look at the brief span of time given to us, which is our life, and adopt an enthusiastic attitude for all that we are and all that we experience.
-Wayne W. Dyer
Soccer season is in full swing for my three children. Historically this has always been met with trepidation on my behalf. The wild dashes on three weekday evenings to three sets of soccer practices, my frigid little body convulsing during the early morning weekend games played in below-freezing conditions, the extra loads of laundry from constantly dirty uniforms, the cleats creating a muddy mess in my car and house and an entire weekend day lost to attendance at games.
And yet, I relish observing the friendships formed and camraderie that exists amongst the players, the thrill of a goal scored by one of my own and the joy in seeing my children’s enthusiastic participation in an activity they wholeheartedly enjoy.
And there is one more added bonus. The soccer fields where practices are held are flanked by two beautiful ponds, walkways and a memorial garden. I would normally spend my time snoozing in the car during practice, but since reading Olfactoria, in her Finding Hidden Beauty series, I have opened my eyes to the beauty that exists in my immediate environment.
Nowadays, during practice times I spend the hour walking, immersed in this bucolic landscape. I am given the gift of quiet time for myself, to decompress from an exhausting day and round out the end of it on a peaceful note.
The fragrance that comes to mind during these meditative evening walks is Ineke’s Balmy Days and Sundays, a lush, green, crisp floral that brings to mind carefree, sunny days.
I owe a debt of gratitude to Olfactoria for encouraging me to seek out all the small, but wonderous, visual treats in my life!
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