The Mindful Person’s Guide to a More Meaningful Day.

Simple things you can do to make your ordinary life extraordinary.

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Morning has broken.

It’s a brand new day, again. Look to the sky and watch the sunrise. Observe the subtle changes in light and the shifting colors. It’s a miracle, and it happens every day.

Smell the Coffee.

Allow the aroma of that coffee or tea to seep into your nose, down your throat, and into your lungs. Allow it to prepare your taste buds for that first sip.

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Journal or Meditate

Once you’ve put down that mug, pick-up a pen, or sit quietly.

See the Day.

As you step out the front door, notice that you’re stepping out the door. Look around you. If there is order and abundance around you, give thanks. Many live in poverty and war zones.

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Breathe

Whenever you have a chance, feel your lungs fill with air, your ribs spread. Yes, I’ve said this before, but you’d be surprised how often we hold our breath without realizing it.

Where are you going?

If you work, then your destination is the same for several days a week. If you have a day off, don’t work or are retired, you’re choosing to go somewhere. Be grateful you have somewhere to go and people to see.

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Take this job, and…

Shove it or love it. Okay, that’s going a bit too far. Maybe you can just like it, but at least you have one, and it sustains you. Perhaps not in the style you’d like, but it provides your basic needs.

Take a break

Whether it’s a coffee break or lunch break, enjoy it.

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Smile

Smile and see who smiles back. Keep count.

It’s all about me.

What is it that makes you different? Everyone has their little quirks, and it’s what makes us so interesting. Take pride in your uniqueness, even if it’s something like an odd sense of humor or the way you walk.

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Marilyn is a writer, yogi, and spiritual medium. Her favorite people are animals, especially ones that meow. She loves the ocean and hates one-use plastic.

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