Spending time on our island in Georgian Bay, I am reminded to enjoy the magnificence of life in this moment. When was the last time you watched the sunset? How about the rain as it drops onto a leaf and forms rivulets of water as it falls off the leaf and onto the earth. How about the smell of freshly cut grass?
A few summers ago I was with my granddaughter, Caleigh, and she reminded me to be present and see each moment. We saw a huge centipede crawling across our deck and she squatted down to carefully look at it. She asked, “Gemma (my nickname), what is it?”
“It’s a centipede, Caleigh.”
“Why does it have so many legs?”
“I don’t know, why do you think?”
She scrunched up her nose and forehead in deep thought then replied
“Because it’s so small, it needs a lot of legs to get from here to there.”
I couldn’t have said it better.
So stop what you’re doing and take a moment to reset. Be present with nature and life. Breathe. Look for the sunset, the rainbow or the centipede and revel in the magnificence of the moment. That’s where life is now. Live in it.