So, I will be honest to share with you that most often I have a camera in my hand. If not a camera, I have a phone that takes pretty darn awesome photos. I am guilty of the fear that I will “miss the moment” or the perfect shot. When I take a photo, I don’t take one or two, I take more like thirty. I WILL capture it if “it” is to be captured.
This is a blessing of the digital age.
However, I have often said, that the digital age has ruined our ability for wonderful communication, for living IN the moment.
I am guilty of this too.
This morning, when I was walking our sweet dog the sun was just beginning to rise. The sky was a beautiful orange pink. It was breathtaking.
The contrast of the barren trees, the quiet street and the intense sky thrilled me.
No camera near, I instinctively reached for the phone that always resides in my front pocket.
Just the puppy and I.
I started to turn around to go back into the house to retrieve the phone that was laying there on the table.
The invitation was there to be IN the moment and not CAPTURE the moment
this moment was for me. It was an invitation to breathe.
I accepted, with gratitude the invitation.
I can report with joy that I thoroughly enjoyed the moment- the intense color, the quiet of the neighborhood, the happy puppy.
It was a an opportunity, it was a wonderful moment.
So there are no photographs to support these words. Nothing visual, just an invitation-
enjoy the next moment that you are offered. Breathe, enjoy , sing, dance… go for it!
Wishing you a moment just for you.
with peace and love, Susan