As I’ve aged, I’ve learned to appreciate the good moments. It is a beautiful Friday afternoon here in Frederick today. The weather is pleasant and the nearby park is filled with the noise of happy children playing. Thus far we seem to have weathered the often harsh realities of winter fairly well and spring looms on the horizon It is also the end of a busy, challenging but also productive week at work for me and I’m sure most people. In the regular hubbub of life it is important to sometimes count your blessings and fully enjoy being in the moment.
We all need to accept and embrace the happy moments as the present themselves otherwise life can feel like a treadmill if you are not careful. Of course it is impossible to expect to enjoy or appreciate every waking moment. There is a certain aspect of existence which is about muddling though and managing all the daily responsibilities of being human. However, there are also many subtle moments of clarity where the universe seems to be telling you to stop, enjoy and take in what’s happening around and to you. The moments can be brief or long, but I believe they exist for a reason. And, that reason is to give you comfort, joy and hope in the midst of the complexity and demands of everyday living. Have a great weekend!