It’s the Fourth of July holiday in the US today, and I’m off to view a parade soon, so I’ll keep it short. Each day this week, I’m posting about my “daily vacation” — some little thing I’ve chosen to really savor. Noticing the good moments can help them expand — perhaps to the same degree as the clock-watching bad/boring ones.
(I write about this topic more in Off the Clock — please check it out if you haven’t already!)
Anyway, this morning after breakfast I decided to have dessert. Yes! Last night my husband and I went out for dinner (itself a savoring occasion) and then went to get groceries at Wegman’s. I got a container of the dark chocolate sea salt caramels. This morning — while the little kids were out doing a scavenger hunt — I ate one very slowly, all by myself, at the kitchen table. I have a tendency to totally inhale chocolate, so eating it at a more leisurely pace was nice. I noticed the taste of the chocolate, the texture of the caramel, the little salty explosions when those crystals hit my tongue.
Chocolates don’t really photograph well, so I’m putting a different photo on this post, but that was my vacation for the day. What was yours?