Well, was yesterday a glorious Sunday in Vancouver, BC or what? How sunny was it? It reminded me of the incredible Olympic weather we had almost 1 year ago.
Expecting a rainy day, my plans ( chores, errands) changed immediately with the sun peering through my window. I couldn’t quite get it together for a ski morning but I hopped to the invite from a couple of girlfriends to meet at Granville Island for a latte. Smiles, easy banter and laughter took up the initial greeting time and we chatted outside in the sun for an hour more before going inside, finding a table by the large sunny windows and ordering our upscale coffees. What a treat!
We could not help noticing that so many of the people – singles, couples of all ages, young families – at GI yesterday were relaxed, laughing and enjoying the buskers perform. There did not seem to be any stress, anger or anxiety anywhere in sight. People were radiating positive emotions. I said to my friends that no one in my field of vision appears to be on a cell phone nor with any ear plugged to a digital device. How fantastic is that! Everyone appears to be ‘in the moment”.
My work with many of my life coaching clients is to help them create the space in their lives so that they can slow down to clearly see the life that they wish to build.
On this beautiful day – after several heavy rain days – many at Granville Island seemed to be creating their own space. I am reminded of words that John Lennon once said ” When you slow down in life, you show up”.