|Lascassas, Rt 266|
|General Feed Store|
Saturday evening found my hubby and I sans progeny. What is one to do when faced with a surprise opportunity for a romantic evening alone. Hit the town, paint it red? Dinner and a movie ... Well, almost. We opted for Chinese take out, a good bottle of wine, and our DVR record list. Somehow, cuddled up, on our couch with our "Thurdy" (our little dog) watching an episode of one of our favorite shows just seemed so heavenly.
|Talking to BP|
I share all of this to say this: In each of those "happenings" there were moments, when I found myself taking a step back and just enjoying the moment I was in. They weren't big moments either. If I hadn't paid attention, I might not have noticed them at all. They would have quietly slipped away, unnoticed and with it an opportunity to make a new memory or to nourish my soul and spirit. We are all surrounded by so many wonderful gifts in life. Whether it be wonderful families, great jobs, fantastic friends, loving partners, exciting or fulfilling hobbies. All these can bring to us so much joy, so much meaning, so much purpose, if we pay attention. Often we downplay the gifts we have. We think that what we do or who we are isn't all that important in the larger scheme of things, so we plod through life. Putting one foot in front of the other, just trying to get from one day to the next. Yet if we keep our eyes and hearts open, we can catch glimpses of these precious moments that remind us that while we may not be here for a long time, the time we are here can be wonderful. We may not all be big movers and shakers in this world, but in our little corner of life, we do make a difference.