Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Pondering the Future

Sunset at Rock Harbor, Orleans
Sometimes we are so caught up in what comes next that we miss out on what comes now. We look forward to those big events. Occasionally that future vacation is what gets you through a rough patch at work or at home. More often than not, I think we all fall victim to the perils of living for the next great thing. I have come to the realization that I probably missed a lot of wonderful moments in life waiting for the “big” happening  to come about. I am trying hard to train myself to be more present and aware of the small things unfolding all around me. 

Last night I was planning for the high tide hours over the weekend. Hunting for a tide chart, wondering if I needed to go food shopping had me scurrying around my house. My husband decided it was time for a drive, no destination planned—just getting in the car and heading out. As the sun was setting, we went to the harbor and caught the end of an incredible sunset. We sat there silently and watched the sky turn dark. It was one of the best experiences of my summer and almost missed entirely while planning out the weekend. So Latham blog readers, enjoy the small things in life. Your child’s delight in bugs, their giggling and silliness, the warmth of the sun, the smell of sunscreen lotion. It is all great stuff and totally worth paying attention to.

Submitted by:
Chris Gallant

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