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.