Each summer I return, as I have for decades, to a special place in northern Michigan. While our cast of family and friends expands and contracts each year, there are rituals that remain constant. One of the favorites is hunting for ubiquitous yet elusive Petoskey stones along the beaches of Lake Charlevoix and Lake Michigan. While Petoskey stones are common in this area they are also difficult to spot, unless one truly observes closely and carefully what is at one's feet. You can't rush the hunt, you can't predict where or when you will find a Petoskey stone hidden in plain sight. Surrendering to the moment, releasing expectations, cultivating curiosity and practicing patience are the secret ingredients to success in discovering a coveted Petoskey stone. What is right beneath our feet often remains undiscovered until we observe closely. Sounds a lot like mindfulness practice doesn't it? How do you cultivate mindfulness in your everyday life and in your special places?