Meet the moment
Sometimes the little things are the big things. Deciding I want to see the sunset on an ordinary weekend, Jon and I drove to the nearest beach (which wasn't far), and as we enjoyed that little moment of pink skies, the moment didn't feel so little.
As we create the life we want—a life of intention—it's easy to pick the big things—things like our career, our people, our outlook, our habits and rituals. We don't always pick the little things, like sunset watching, or the heartfelt talks that last for hours. Those moments just happen, and all we have to do is be there to meet it.
How do you meet this sunset moment? Stepping away from the computer, taking a night off from social engagements, pressing pause on the dinner dishes. Saying "yes" instead of "I can't". Leaving all the to-do's, should-do's, and the don't-want-to-get-up's behind and living this moment to the highest happiness you can experience right now.
The little things are the times when you do what makes you happiest in that moment—not what will make you happiest in your moments five years from now or even an hour from now.
As I look through these photos, and the white flats that I've forever dirtied with sand, I'd like to retract my former statement: the little things are not sometimes the big things—the little things are always the big things.
Next time the moments there, I hope you meet it, embrace it, and treasure it. And know that it's a big thing.
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