My husband came home from work last night a little sad. He had found out that one of his colleagues was killed in a bicycle accident over the weekend. Crushed by a car. She was roughly our age, early 30s. Makes you stop and think. .. think about the little moments day to day that pass by without comment. The smile from a coworker, the hug from a loved one, the nuzzle of the dog wanting attention as you’re resting on the couch. I’ve long been a believer in the idea that we’re put on this planet for a finite and predetermined amount of time. .. and that everything happens for a reason. We can steer our lives down many paths, but the endpoint is more or less there, waiting out in front of us.
With these thoughts in mind, I challenge anyone who stops by here today to find one moment of sheer joy at some moment in their day. To savor that moment. To share it with someone you love, or even with a total stranger. Life is short and if we don’t enjoy the time we have here on this rock, then what’s it all for.
ETA: This photo, by the way, represents me in a surprised moment of joy. The kitchen is my favorite place to unwind, get creative and be a little silly, as is obvious by me dancing with a raw chicken perched atop a can of beer. Thought I should provide some clarification in case folks wondered why I chose this photo to go with this post.