Friday, December 2, 2011
frosted flakes of thought
I was going to let them out in the evening, as I had done the day before, but when I stepped out in the morning chill I saw a thick layer of frost on my windshield. I scowled at the car, and knew I would have to defrost that windshield before I left.
Being the multitasker that I am, I quickly calculated that defrosting the windshield would take just long enough to let the dogs out to run. So I turned the engine on, set the defroster on high, and walked around to the dog pen to free the pooches.
They shot through the gate, Gabe stopping briefly to slobber a good morning welcome on my hand as he rushed past me. Caesar and Sammy sprinted off in two different directions, and old Biscuit slowly made her way out of the pen, walking past me blindly without stopping.
As I looked at the frost, I began to feel a little melancholy. The frost was rapidly disappearing, and it made me realize how transient the moments of our lives are. I also realized how easy it is to miss the small stuff, the important moments, and get caught up in the daily rush of routine, the mundaneness of daily existence.
I realized (once again) that it is important to take these moments we have, to refocus for just a few minutes out of every day, and take a look around. Focus on the details. Enjoy them, and realize the importance of these small moments in our lives.
Enjoy your day today. Look around you. What do you see...what do you really see?