by Mary J. Williams
As July wanes into August—the dog days of summer—I stopped this morning and asked myself a question. Have I forgotten the little things in life?
You know what I mean. Life is so busy. We rush from here to there and often all we think about is what’s next. We worry so much about tomorrow, we miss today.
Don’t get me wrong. I can’t spend all my time contemplating the petals of a rose or staring upward while I imagine how one cloud looks like an elephant and the other a race car. However, each day has moments we can savor. Little things. Memorable things. The feel of sunshine on your face. The smell of rain, or coffee brewing, or bacon frying. The sound of laughter. The sound of nothing at all—blessed silence.
Each day is fleeting. Each season goes by in a blur. The year is half over, and just the other day someone mentioned the holidays. The holidays? Really? Give me a break! Breathe, people. Enjoy the moment. Enjoy each other.
In other words, enjoy the little things. Life is short—too short. Don’t get so caught up in the future you forget to live for today.