1. On Being in the Moment
“The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh
2. “For the rain it raineth every day.”
Daylight gets shorter and shorter as snow fleets past with rain.
3. On Maintaining Friendships
It’s tempting to go into hibernation, when it’s cold, wet and dark outside as it is right now. But “I’ve always got five minutes for a friend.” Do you? Because it’s that time of the year, with holidays almost upon us, where it can be very lonely for those who don’t have loved ones close by to celebrate.
4. November Days
So, in these dark November days (as shown in the images above and below) I have no choice but to find ways to glow from inside out. How do I do this? I make sure to start my days by reading a poem or listening to a song, instead of rushing to check e-mails or threads on WhatsApp, for example.
5. Truth is…
I’m busy focusing on being fully present. Today though, I’m not here to talk about my personal truth but to share Nomzi Kumalo’s. Some of you might already know this remarkable poet from the blogs. Well, Nomzi and I do not only share love for poetry but she is also my homegirl. That is, she is also a South African, and a neighbour as she nowadays calls Norway her second home as I do Finland.
So, I’m super excited to share news of her debut single’s release, Truth, and an addition to my playlist. Nomzi has put her all in this work. If you’ve enjoyed listening to the song, please do spread the word!
Wishing you a lovely weekend! Remember not to let November tentacles rob you of joy and happiness. Be fully present in the moment!
Most Fridays, I share five random things I’m reading, watching, doing and thinking about. I love hearing about your days, too.