Increasingly, largely due to portable technology the mantra of "Looking Up" applies ever more in all situations. I find this spoken word by Gary Turk so powerful - if you haven't heard it before, please do have a listen...
Whilst I was observing a whole number of things in London, I noticed how much people were looking down. Especially from a wheelchair this was a real issue - people walking would only notice that they were about to walk into me in the chair once they were literally on top of me - largely because they wore earphones and were looking at devices whilst walking down a busy London pavement!
Whilst we were looking up though we could enjoy the amazingly beautiful architecture on the fronts of many of the shop facades. Glorious.
One thing I would like to encourage in my children as they grow is the joy to be found in Looking Up. To appreciate all the beauty in the world and engage with our environment. Having experienced post natal depression and pain related anxiety, I have become more mindful of what helps to have a positive impact on my mental health. Looking up, being grateful & appreciating the simple things and crafting to find that 'flow' state of mind are the most powerful lessons I have learnt. Do you have any lessons you have learnt to help with your happiness? What do you want your lasting message to your children or loved ones to be? Please share - I'm always happy to learn more!
Take care until next time,