This week has been a busy one. Full of deadlines, things to do, chores to complete and getting ready for an upcoming trip. As I was driving to the store to pick up some items, I looked up to the sky. It was beautiful, the clouds were perfectly formed and the sky had the perfect hint of blue. It looked like a work of art.
The sky had been like that all day and probably all week but I had not noticed it. I asked myself how I didn’t notice such a beautiful sight and it I realized that I had been so preoccupied with my to-do list and my routine that I forgot to be present in the moment, to see the beauty of my surroundings and to enjoy all the great things in my life. Immediately, I made a promise to myself to “stop and smell the roses” as much as I can, literally and figuratively, to look at the beautiful skies, to enjoy a cup of coffee to the fullest and all the other things that at times we might take for granted.
I wanted to share this story to remind you to be present in the moment, enjoy the sights, and to not miss the beautiful and peaceful that’s all around us.
“Life gives you plenty of time to do whatever you want to do if you stay in the present moment.”-Deepak Chopra