It’s often easy to become disconnected from and immune to the beauty that surrounds us. We rush from place to place that we don’t stop to notice the beautiful blue sky hidden behind the overcast clouds or the single, perfectly formed rose that stands alone in the rose bush. I am completely guilty of this and it isn’t until I take a moment to slow down, breathe and really be in the present that I am blown away by the most amazing aspects of creation that are abundant around us!
Case in point, meeting Dave’s cousins’ baby for the first time last week. After a night in Perth, we were rushing around trying to organise getting home so that we could feed pup and clean the house and do a load of washing and then walk the dog and then get ready for work the next day. You get the picture. We were frantically running around and didn’t stop to slow down, enjoy the time that we got to spend with loved ones and enjoy the drive to the hospital together. It wasn’t until the little man (the baby, not Dave!) was in my arms that I stopped, looked and appreciated. What a freakin’ miracle. This tiny, two day old bubby was absolutely perfect. The most tiny fingers and toes I have ever seen in my life, making small coo-ing noises with his mouth and occasionally opening his eyes and taking it all in – I was absolutely floored.
So this is your e-reminder to stop, breathe and look around you. Open your eyes and make an effort to be explicitly aware of all the amazing and beautiful things that make up your environment. Don’t take one thing for granted. Be amazed and be in awe. It is how we should be every minute of every day.