How often do you stop in the busyness of your day and just enjoy the moment? There are so many lovely moments in our day but unless we take the time to notice them and enjoy them they will pass us by.
Just before deciding to write this post I was cuddling my baby girl and trying to get the internet to work for me. I could have let the internet get me frustrated but instead I decided to stop and enjoy a moment with my baby girl. Enjoying moments is something that I like to do. It is when I stop being busy and draw my attention to one moment and take notice of every detail filing it away in my memory.
One of my strongest memories of doing this was on my honeymoon. The lead up to the wedding had been busy, the day flew by, then we arrived in the Maldives for our honeymoon and I could just stop and enjoy. I remember sitting on a deck overlooking this amazing pale blue ocean and taking in every detail of my surroundings. Now whenever I need to I can go back to that moment. I can feel the warm sun on my skin, I can see the planks of wood that made up the deck, I can see my arm slowly browning in the sun and I can taste the salt in the air. It is like a mini holiday in my mind.
|It was even more beautiful then this picture can show.|
Tonight, I again decided to be deliberate in enjoying a moment with my baby girl. She is in bed now but I can still feel the warmth of her cheeks on my lips, I can see the tiny lines of her perfect little mouth, I can smell the sweetness of her breath as she breathes in and out close to my face and I can feel her fuzzy hair tickling my nose. It was such a precious moment and it is an experience I will soon never experience again but it is not stored in my memory to dwell on in the future.
|Even though this was six months ago I can still remember how she felt.|
Do you stop and enjoy the moment?