Do you wake up in a rush? I do...most everyday. Tons of things on my to-do list that I feel I have to check off right away or else. This morning was no exception. Out of bed, in the shower, to my sketchbook...
Wait? to my sketchbook?
This morning I felt as though I had to get something down in my sketchbook...I just had to. When it didn't come easily, I felt frustrated...aggravated...irritated. Why can't things be easier? Why isn't the creativity I had yesterday sticking around today?
But then, a switch flipped. I began to notice my environment. Sound asleep on the couch was Reilly; under my feet, Pokey; in the kitchen: a sink with no dishes; just around the corner: a good smelling candle, a cup of tea at my side and NPR playing quietly in the background.
These things, just like the happy leaf, are so little. But, the simple act of acknowledging them made me slow down, breathe a little deeper and feel just a little more at peace.
I may not open my sketchbook back up today and that is perfectly ok. There is always tomorrow or the next day...with a warm cup of tea, of course.