I have not had much time during this past week to put together a post, so I’m keeping it simple. This picture is from my trip home to Arkansas earlier this year. In moments like the one captured in this photo, it is easy for me to remember to be fully aware of the moment, to slow down and focus and notice. It is much more difficult, but no less important, to also be aware in the less wonderful and beautiful moments. This past week, I have repeatedly wished the moments away as I studied and studied and then studied some more. This is a reminder to myself to be mindful even in life’s unpleasant or challenging moments.