Friday, December 16, 2011

It's the Simple Moments

A Deliciously Simple Lunch

I've been thinking a lot about the simple moments lately. With the holiday season in particular it becomes so easy, too easy, to get caught up in the bustle. To forget to slow down and simply breathe for a few minutes. That just means that it's all the more important to create special moments for yourself though. To turn ordinary moments into something magical.

Today presented me with one of those opportunities. I was about to have a working lunch when I stopped myself. Taking half an hour to unplug and tune out was not going to bring the world crashing down around my ears. Photos will get edited. Lists will get written. Social media will be waiting. But taking that half hour? Priceless. Instead of halfheartedly munching on a stale PB&J (oh the joys of week+ old bread...), I used some leftover rosemary ham and my favorite truffle mustard to make a panini. I even took the time to make an affogato al caffè for dessert after being inspired by this post earlier this morning. I closed the computer, turned the volume off on my phone, and turned off the television. Pure bliss. I'm recharged, refocused, and ready to go.

Have you made a special moment just for yourself today? If not, please do! Those moments can make all the difference in a hectic day.