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  • Dora Nudelman

Making it Special

We all seem to be in such a rush these days as we move

between where we are and where we think we want to be. We follow our schedules, run our errands, fulfill our responsibilities, but how often do we really take the time to just be?

Especially with society as it is today, giving ourselves the time we need and want to just be still for a moment sounds like a tall order. But what if doing so is less a luxury and more a necessity for a happier life?

But how do we fit in quality time when we feel like there are simply not enough hours in the day? Well, perhaps the answer does not lie in fitting more activities into our day but rather making the most of what we already have planned.

So, instead of grabbing the first thing we find in the fridge when we get home after a long day, perhaps we can make dinner a little bit more special. We can set the table, light a candle, cook if we have the will, or just order in. But whatever we do we need to choose to make it a mindful experience where we appreciate the moment and the effort we put into making that moment stand out.

This is what I did recently. In lue of lunch I decided to create an afternoon high tea experience. Yes it took some extra time but it was enjoyable knowing that I was creating more than just lunch; I was creating a moment, an experience, a mindful indulgence to share with my loved-ones. And it created a lovely memory too that we decided we would repeat every so often as our personal family ritual.

Bottom line: We need to make more time for each other. We need to start savoring our lives more rather than just rushing around to get somewhere else. After all, life is simply a series of moments strung together. So why not make each moment count?

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