This morning, there are several teenage boys sprawled sleeping on various floors and couches in my house. The entry way looks like a sporting goods store blew up in my home--snow boots, sleds, various snow pants and coats and hats and gloves strewn on the rug and stairs and banister. I couldn't be happier.
These adolescents spent the day and evening sledding and snowboarding and building snow creations, including a snow spoiler for my sons' car. I fed them pizza for dinner and they continued their rendezvous with a video game tournament into the wee hours, buoyed by Red Bull and popcorn and various holiday treats.
I could be upset or annoyed at the mess, but I am not. I am joyful for their togetherness, for the wholesomeness of their friendships and activities, for the ability to provide a warm, safe, welcoming place for them. I am, in Positive Psychology terms, savoring the moment.
There are always things to pull us away from the present moment, so my question for you today is:
How can you savor some moments today? Stop, look around, and choose some. EnJOY.