Every morning my husband and I take our dog for a walk before breakfast. It is our routine and allows me to clear my mind and focus my entire morning thereafter on my clients. We always take the same route. Our dog is jumpy around other dogs. We try and keep her to a route that is less popular with dog walkers.
We often see an older lady who walks alone, always with purpose, and we believe that she lives in the residential home along our route. She is always smiling and always wishes us a good morning and compliments us on how pretty our dog is and how nice I look (bless her!). We cross paths briefly and never stop for any kind of conversation beyond the same pleasantries.
This morning, she said her usual stuff about the dog being pretty and telling us both how nice we looked – but she also added that it was good that it wasn’t raining. We agreed, and we moved on as always.
Less than 15 minutes later, we saw her again. As we approached she complimented us on our dog and how nice we both looked and then added that it was good that it wasn’t raining.
I had often thought that she was someone who struggled with her memory. But this morning it became clear that she has no short term memory whatsoever. Continue reading “A Powerful Reminder: Choosing to Live in the Present Moment”