Finding Stillness is a weekly series on ways I find stillness without meditating. Follow the tag to read the other posts.
A month ago I picked up the ukulele I had bought years ago with the intent to learn to play one of my favorite songs ever: Creep by Radiohead.
Ever since, one of my morning routines is grabbing my pretty little purple uke and then play begins.
I start with tuning, as one does, then my right hand seeks the strings (I am left handed) and practice chord changes first.
Before I thought that was grueling work, hence the unused state of my ukulele, now it brings me such joy.
No matter how I feel beforehand, when I put down my ukulele, I am all present and smiling.