Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more. –Blessed Teresa of Calcutta
This week let’s reflect on MINDFULNESS, which means living in the present moment. In an article by Carolyn Gregoire entitled 13 Things Mindful People Do Differently Every Day, she provides a perfect recipe for mindfulness. “Here are 13 things mindful people actually do every day to stay calm, centered and attentive to the present moment.
- They take walks.
- They turn daily tasks into mindful moments.
- They create.
- They pay attention to their breathing.
- They uni-task rather than multi-task.
- They know when not to check their phones.
- They seek out new experiences.
- They get outside.
- They feel what they’re feeling.
- They meditate.
- They’re conscious of what they put in their bodies and their minds.
- They remember not to take themselves so seriously.
- They let their minds wander.”
May you give yourself the time to present some of these gifts to yourself daily. May you be blessed to live in the sacrament of the present moment.
Happy Earth Day! Did you know that Jennings has an extensive recycling program?
We feel that being good stewards is important to our community. Throughout the campus, individuals are encouraged to recycle plastic, aluminum, paper and other products. A starter grant from Cuyahoga County Solid Waste Management District in 2012 helped Jennings to formalize our program. In addition, a yellow and green Abitibi unit at the back of the campus is a place for anyone in the community to recycle papers. As an incentive, Jennings receives a little financial reward that benefits activities for individuals residing in apartments on the campus.
It is our responsibility as people living on this planet to maintain the beauty of our environment by having clean air to breathe, no trash in backyards or surrounding areas and using energy to live longer happier lives for now and in future generations. We hope you will share in this stewardship, which benefits us all by saving energy and money, reducing the need for landfills and incineration, creating new jobs, reducing air and water pollution and preserving habitat for wildlife.