How's the weather where you are? It's warm here, and more importantly, muggy. I have gotten so used to the beastly, horrible heat we recently had that 90+ just registers with me as "warm"...the body can be amazingly adaptable, eh? So yesterday I walked home from work in the "warm" weather and when I arrived I discovered my hair was soaked almost entirely through with sweat. I guess that's more like hot than warm, eh?
At supper the dining room was full. I took my plate outside to enjoy the fresh air in the side yard. There, I discovered that the sprinkler area was flooded. Better yet...there were somehow, most amazingly, NO CHILDREN outside at all! I quickly left my supper on a bench table, kicked off my flip flops and headed for the water. Coooold at first touch, just up over the tops of my toes but not ankle-deep...delicious. I waded, I watched the water ripple, I kicked and splashed. It was only a minute or two, but I was cooled, refreshed and delighted like a child when I was done.
Sometimes learning to love my body is just soaking up the moment. I'm liking learning this stuff.