To be mindful is to be really alive, fully aware of our body and mind and of our surroundings in the present moment. We practice mindfulness by doing everything with awareness and without rush, aware of each step and each breath. Moving more slowly and calmly allows us to give more time and attention to ourselves and to life. Actions done in mindfulness and with a little smile bring feelings of lightness and joy.
"Those who practice mindfulness will inevitably transform themselves and their way of life. They will live more simply and have more time to enjoy themselves, their friends, and their natural environment, and to offer joy to others and alleviate others’ suffering." - Thich Nhat Hanh