"Smile, breathe and go slowly…"
Thich Nhat Hanh
This is good advice for Anthea and me as we are in the final run-up to our house going to Auction on the 14th. We have worked hard at presenting our home beautifully for 8 Open Homes and various other people coming through as well. But the outcome is out of our control. I admire people who seem to manage calm serenity no matter what is happening. I'm not there yet! But this is a great chance to practice!
Two more quotes from Thich Nhat Hanh:
“Waking up this morning, I smile. Twenty-four brand new hours are before me. I vow to live fully in each moment and to look at all beings with eyes of compassion.”
“People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don't even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child - our own two eyes. All is a miracle.”