Friday, July 27, 2012
This Summer, I'm trying to treasure all those small moments, the ones that seem insignificant at the time but somehow become indelibly marked in our memories. Like a traffic jam on a bridge that just happens to be over a river sparkling with the evening sun.
Soon, I will have a different life. I'll take on a new title, have a new "job," and possibly start to question my entire existence. Perhaps then the small moments will be the most important- a look into my daughter's eyes, a 2 am wake up call, a chat with a friend, a moment spent together as a new family.
I read an article recently about "wasted" time- how so many times we force ourselves to stay busy and productive every moment of the day, and view any down-time as wasted time. I felt challenged to rethink my idea of what constitutes productivity. How often do I look back and remember the moments I was trying too hard, doing too much, multi-tasking? No, instead, it's the times I find myself stuck with nothing to do, wavering on the edge of frustration, realizing instead that there's beauty to be found in that moment.
I hope that you find time to "waste" this Summer- maybe for you it's taking a moment to dip your toes in the lake, to sip an extra cup of coffee and watch the sunrise, to marvel at a newborn's tiny, precious toes. I pray those moments will be abundant, and that the memories made from them will be with you forever.