My blog is called “Savoring My Sixties and Beyond” because I truly want to learn how to savor the precious days I have remaining. Savoring is usually applied to eating or drinking. For example, you notice the richness of flavor when you let something sit on your tongue such as a piece of chocolate, a small cut of steak, or a favorite wine. But there is more to savor than food.
You can savor anything ~ moments with loved ones, a thunderstorm, the quietness of a snowfall, you can even savor exercising (do I dare to put those two words together?) anything!
The weather has been unseasonably warm lately so I have just returned from my morning walk and have decided to sit on my back patio to sip my hot cup of coffee. It is nice to sit here and savor the beautiful sights and sounds of nature. The robins are singing a hearty welcome as the day is dawning. There is a squirrel hungrily eyeing my bird feeder as he crawls around the oak tree. A cute little cotton tail rabbit just scooted across the yard into the bushes. I don’t let the cuteness fool me though ~ this little ball of fur will be eating my strawberries this summer!
Savoring can teach you to live in the present, how to pay attention, how to slow down and instill an appreciation for even the very smallest of things. It is an opportunity to step away from the distractions of the Internet, the never-ending chores of housework, or the demands of just getting through the day. It takes practice, but can be done anywhere and at any time. The key is to pay close attention, indulge your five senses, don’t rush, just stay in that moment. I urge you to take a moment today and just savor it!