Today I’m thankful for being in the right place at the right time, being aware of it, and taking a moment to enjoy it. How’s that for a long one???
Last night I was planning on waking up early today to get my run in before I headed off on my trek to Rice Lake. In the middle of the night I woke up and realized that I had forgotten to send a very time sensitive email that was going to be semi-lengthy so I changed my plans to get the email out. A little disappointed that I wasn’t going to be running before the long drive I chose my attitude and made plans to go for a late night run tonight instead.
Normally when I leave that early I’m able to function well enough to drive and that’s about it. As luck would have it I was wide awake and enjoying an incredibly insightful audio book. When passing through Eleva I happened to notice the start of a beautiful sunrise overlooking the serene pond. I enjoyed the view as I drove by and kept going.
About 10 seconds later I had a change of heart and realized that a moment like this was why I started doing this blog. Instead of blowing by something beautiful like this on my way to my next appointment I want to enjoy these moments and savor them. So that’s exactly what I did. I whipped a u-turn, found a place to park, got out and took a picture, and then just stood there and enjoyed it for a couple of minutes. It was incredibly refreshing.
Today I have a special request to ask of everyone. Over the next 24 hours please pay special attention for one small thing that you may be taking for granted. It might be a moment, a person, a view, or God knows what… The important thing is to take a moment to appreciate it. If you feel comfortable please share it for everyone to see. I’m guessing that each of us may see something on the list that we may be walking or driving past everyday that we will pay attention to after someone points it out.