Buddhist teacher Thich Nhat Hanh suggests the following simple meditation which takes only a few minutes. In this practice, breath connects you to your body. A smile affirms your intent to live with joy, peace and awareness.
Begin my sitting comfortably with your spine as straight as possible. Take several deep breaths and repeat the following until you feel centered:
I calm my body.
Dwelling in the present moment,
I know this is a wonderful moment."