This Tuesday indulgence is brought to you by...
Magnum Minis on a winter's night!
I don't know why but even if it's so freaking cold, all the more that I crave for ice cream or paddle pops. And always I would crave for it in the afternoon or evening, when the weather's colder. I guess I'm just weird like that.
When the weather is so icy cold, my mouth craves for cold delights. I try to avoid it most of the time because eating ice cream at night usually results to tonsilitis or cough.
But tonight, I just had to indulge on this blissful treat. The moment I opened our freezer (I was supposed to take out some food for thawing but now I seriously forgot! gasp!) and saw the box waving hello at me, I gave in. My defenses are low tonight as I had a long day at work. This Magnum Minis (at least mini, hindi yung regular size hehe) are perfect as I sit back, relax, and have my mini "me" time before I end my today and move on to things I have to do.
As I'm enjoying my dessert, let me share with you this quote and practice I learned from one of my favorite authors:
Make a practice of stopping every so often to simply be present to the present; what you see, what you smell, who is with you, how this moment feels physically and emotionally. - Victoria Moran
Everyday, I stop for a few minutes, indulge in a little silence, sometimes with food I love, and just enjoy the present.
I stop for a while before I move on.
I do this after spending quality time with a loved one whom I had coffee and good conversation with. As I walk out of the scene that took place, I stop for a few seconds, utter a few words of gratitude and acknowledge the moment.
I do this as I come out of the office, as I walk along the pavement, I'd literally stop and close my eyes for a few seconds and breathe. With eyes closed, I mutter "Thank you for a productive day at work, I'm grateful for this moment that I'm now going home to be a wifey." This is my way of leaving behind my work where it should be--in the office.
When I arrive home, I have a few moments of silence before I turn on any electronic gadgets inside the house. I savor the quiet as I sit down on our dining table and have a fruit or biscuit. I stop for a few minutes before I'm caught up in my wifely duties. After this breather, I'd feel revived and more inspired to cook. And when the Husband comes home, he finds me a happy wife with an eager smile and warm embrace to welcome him home.
Tonight, I'm stopping for a little longer than usual because the next few days will be hectic. My mom and I will be hanging out 'til she leaves for Manila on Saturday. In preparation for her leaving, we will do a few more shopping and I will be doing a lot of packing for her. I'm also preparing for her Despedida dinner on Friday night. On top of that, I am also organizing a get-together/baby shower/prenatal shoot on Saturday. It's busy, it's fun. And even if I'll be busy, I'll surely find time to stop a while and cherish the moment I'm in.
Enjoy the rest of the week everyone! Smile!