Is there anything better than this? Is a question that I have currently found myself asking several times a day, during many different moments. The moment that currently brought it up for me is sitting on perfectly placed rocks that make a nice chair for me, less than 25 ft from the waves of the ocean. My knees pulled into my chest, giving myself a big hug and I am right at the foot of the stairs to my building. I am in my backyard.
Early today, I recall saying that same statement, “is there anything better than this?” as I left yoga class with an amazing openness in my body as I glided out of the studio (part glide/part stumble actually, getting my bearings back after savasana).
Monday afternoon, I said “Is there anything better this?” as I climbed back into bed around noon, pulled my cozy comforter up around me and picked up a good book to read. Later that day when I was eating a sinfully good gluten-free vegan pizza out of the box while sitting on the floor, I asked the same question.
So, this statement (question) has become a constant in my life. It is quite funny to me because I am asking “is there is anything better than this?” all day long everyday about doing different things. But, I am not weighing them out. I am not comparing one delight to the next. Well, lets see IS sitting by the water better than laying in bed cozied up with a book? Or what about eating pizza is that at the top or bottom of the “is anything better” list. These are all the moments, the things, the loves that make up my life. Not one is better than the other. What the are, are simply moments that make me pause and sit in appreciation of where I am in that very conscious moment and I am so grateful for all of those moments!