Buena Moments by Guest Bartenders: THE SIMPLE VIDA

Off the Menu: Buena Moments by Guest Bartenders is a series of guest submissions serving up their own good life moments through their own personal story, in hopes of showing how much beauty each of Our Buena Vidas holds. I know that I am not the only one living this buena vida. I know this because I talk to and see people everyday that are constantly in awe of how lucky they are to be living such a good life, even if they only catch a moment of it everyday. Once as we were sitting around the table on the shoreline of a local beach, our friend, Julia, paused from our freshly caught fish meal, looked around and said, “I love you guys.” I didn’t have to ask. I knew what she was thinking. I had been thinking it too. It was a simple moment but a buena moment.

If you would like to submit a story to this series, click here. Today’s post is by Guest Bartender, Mary. To email her, click here.

The Simple Vida
When I sit to meditate, my head can’t sit still. Full of thoughts, words, and ideas. Trying to clear my mind is like trying to get my 4 year old to clear his dishes from the table – nearly impossible without so much effort it hardly seems worth it.
Then when I sit here trying to write – coaxing, inviting sweet talking thoughts, words, ideas… nothing. Blank.
Here you go… my buena vida is all about meditating when I should be writing and writing when I should be meditating. What?
It’s like this: Health. Kids. Yoga. Jobs. Love. Sun. Friends. Travel. Terrace. Pool. Family. Quinoa. Bikes. Ice Cream. Xavier Rudd. Skype. Recycled Tshirts. Beach. Garden. Book Club. Wine. Mangoes. Gratitude. Soccer. Pumpkin Muffins. Kids Speaking Spanish. Ideas. Peace. Time. Time to write. Time to Meditate.
My buena vida is so full that I can’t get it out of my head. My buena vida is so ordinary and every day that I have nothing to write about.
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