As the earth changes its colors, and brings cooler air along with it, and as another season of the year approaches, bringing the holidays, this may be a good time to reflect on making a change within ourselves, by being present.
Giving someone our full attention, and being present in the moment, is gracious. Truly listening to someone, and being mindful, and aware, is a gift.
Being present involves not letting our minds wander to the many thoughts which are lurking in our heads. And also not allowing our many devices to distract us. This fall, and this upcoming holiday season, make a commitment to yourself, to turn over a new leaf, and intentionally be present in every moment. We may be surprised at how much we learn about those people who we spend our time with, and about our own selves.