WoodenNickel Diaries

Because Life Happens

Take 10, When was the last time you felt

When was the last time you took 10 minutes to wound down and just FEEL?  The time to get in touch with and feel your emotions?  Feel love or anger?  Feel joy and pleasure?

As for me, I can’t say when was the last time I really took this kind of time out.  Don’t get me wrong now I do have my ‘Me Days’ but they are only spent on me.  Those private days that I can steal are my selfish days where laziness takes hold of me and leads me to a day of Sheila.

But today, I want a day of feeling.  I want to feel everything I come in contact with.

The clothes that I wear today; I want to feel the colors warmth or coolness, the texture of the fabric and the effects they will have on me today.

I want to feel the silkiness of my body wash and the roughness of the wash cloth on my skin as it washes away the dead skin and all that uncleansed me.

Feel the bristles of my electric toothbrush on my teeth and the grainy-ness of my toothpaste removing the tar and food debris from my teeth.

Toughing my hair to and feel the texture and how the color matches my skin tone and how my dark roots scream for a color touch.

When my husband tells me that he loves me, I want to feel the emotions that run thru me when I hear his words.  Feel how his love affects me at that exact moment in time.

As I do an in take of air, I want to feel the airs crispness as it enters and exits my body and clears my lungs of the previous minutes dust and particles.

The food I eat today- the time to taste the flavors and even the textures of the food as I chew them.

Time out for feeling , seems like this should be a breeze.

All I have to do is find the day where things are slow enough for me to slow down to do this.

You know, the day when I can stop my mind from wandering about what it is I need to do today.

The day when I can slow down my brain activity.

The day when there is no work to be done, not task to be completed and no one to wait on for the entire day.

That total me day that will last for 24 hours instead of 8 or 9.

Where I can shut out the world and let no one in my personal space.

Now I’ve got to plan that day!

What about you?

When was the last time you really felt the everyday things?

How did you feel on that day?




By Sheila Moon

Blogging was something that I wanted for my niece. She never followed thru so I started my own. Nothing specific just a lot of general things that I discuss because Life Happens and I talk about it.


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    January 25, 2017

    The last time I actually “felt” throughout my entire day was around the first week of November 2016. I remember because it was election time and the day I went out to vote I wore a shirt that read “relax.” Everything little thing I did that day; eating, showering, driving, I took the time to feel and be in the moment. It wasn’t until the end of the night while lying in bed going over the events and emotions of my day that I realized how awesome of a day I had just being in tone with myself. Then I wondered, could it have been the shirt? Not sure, but with all the kaos in my day-to-day I often reminisce that feeling. And I haven’t worn the shirt again since that day.

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      January 25, 2017

      I know the feeling. Sometimes it scares us to know how we take the big little things in life for granted; but once we slow down to really take advantage of those things, that’s when we really enjoy them.

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