Sunday, November 7, 2010

Small Moments that Mean the Most

Sometimes you hope a moment never ends:
...the joy in watching a young child sleep
...the pleasure of getting unexpected recognition for a job well done
...the appreciation of standing in a forest as snow falls silently around you

Sometimes a moment seems to last forever:
...the awkwardness of saying the wrong thing at the wrong time to the wrong person
...the painfulness of hearing someone say the wrong thing to you at the wrong time
...the unnatural silence at a funeral

You never know which of these small moments will be the ones you carry with you. I suppose we carry them all and pull them out when the need arises. 

Today I am working on making a few more small moments:
...the smell of pumpkin bread baking in the oven
...the feel of cool air on a sunny day
...the way the ocean looked as the wind whipped up the surf

Hopefully you, too, had some nice moments in your day today. 

I know I did.

1 comment:

  1. You didn't see it, but I was nodding at all you had written. And I had to giggle a little at the "young child sleeping" because even though I know what you mean...there is an extra joy when it is my son because he sleeps such a small amount of time! :)