Instead of planning, I close my eyes and breathe in the sounds around me. How many sounds go unnoticed in our hurrying world. The ticking of the clock beside my bed. The swish of the tires of passing cars in the street outside my window. The shouts and laughter of children as they wait for the school bus. The distant sound of a train whistle.
I feel my heart rate slow down and the worry lines on my face ease. I take in just this moment without worrying about what lies ahead. Where are the simple moments? They are right now. We just have to stop and enjoy them.