It's Friday, it's summer time. You don't want to read a long blog post. For this reason today's post is all about sending you out with some positive energy and something to inspire you to enjoy all that comes your way this weekend.
This is Otis. he is my nephew and basically m favorite person in the whole world. You could have probably guessed that already. Recently, I had the opportunity to go to breakfast with this little nugget and the pure excitement he expressed when his food came out and was put in front of him made my whole week.
When is the last time you enjoyed something this much?
It wasn't just that he was enjoying his food. I mean that is great and clearly he takes after his aunt just a bit. The truth is, watching him scarf down those eggs and seeing his facial expressions reminded me of something I think we often forget.
joy in the moment
As an adult, it seems as if we forget to enjoy moments. We are so caught up in what is next and making sure we "stay connected" via the variety of social media networks that we say connect us but really just keep our head down and eyes on a screen rather than connecting directly with someone. Because of this, it is often not until a moment is long gone and we go back to the idea of reminiscing that we remember the joy we actually had in the moment.
The problem with this may not seem obvious at first but when we remember the joy, it isn't the same as experiencing and recognizing the joy in the moment. It is more removed, sedated. It would be easy to skip moments this way, to forget how truly delicious something is, how hysterical your wacky relative is or how amazing a sunset might be and that would be a shame indeed.
So, as you head out this weekend, I wish you the joy of scrambled eggs in the morning, or something equally as simple and decadent and I hope you take a moment to live there and savor it.