It was another busy weekend in our household. It seems like all we ever do is run around and let life pass us by. That’s just the way things go sometimes, though, I guess.
This evening, I was given a much-needed reminder to look for beauty and happiness in the simplest places and to just enjoy the present moment. As I watched the sunlight dance on my dogs’ faces as they took their positions in their favorite window-watching spots, I was brought into a better frame of mind. I was reminded that life is beautiful, precious and joyful, no matter how busy, how monotonous, how predictable, how unpredictable, how whatever we may think it to be in a certain place in time. Nothing is guaranteed in life and all we have is the here and now, so we may as well enjoy it before it becomes a faded memory.
It’s something I sometimes forget when I get wrapped up in work and in the day-to-day going-ons of life and I’m sure I’m not alone in that. So, this evening, I urge you to take a moment to stop whatever you’re doing and just take in your surroundings. Notice the details in the faces of the people who are with you. Notice the color of the sky above you. Notice the fragrance in the air around you. Notice the change in temperature as the sun prepares to set. Notice the song of the nighttime insects. Just take notice of the world around you and be aware of if and how it affects you. Do this tonight, do this often and most of all, do this when you need a reminder of what life’s all about.
Happy Sunday, everyone!