stay in the moment
how many times have you connected with a moment and just stayed?
being a grown up (or a semblance of one) isn’t super conducive to just being. there’s fridges to fill, dinners to make, deadlines and schedules to meet…
but sometimes we just need to go with the flow. we need to skip out on obligation and embrace a moment of abandon. even if we don’t have the right shoes on, or the rain is falling. we need to remember its ok to get muddy, a little wet or dirty–that’s what towels are for.
kids have this down. they jump in puddles, roll down grass hills, fall down, get up and keep going. mud in their shoes is squishy and fun. dirt, well it’s just dirt. they know how to savour a moment. they make moments juicy and real. they go for it. everyday. every time. every moment.
grown ups, adults…whatever we want to call ourselves, well we often hesitate before we jump. we’ve got things to do, places to be, and people to see. we are rushing from moment to moment and often we forget to just stay…we are not as quick to muddy up our 3 inch heels, soak our suit or let the rain wreak havoc on our hair…but maybe we should.
the other day i stayed in a moment. dinner was late and the vacuuming didn’t get done, but my son and i got kinda of silly outside. we jumped in puddles, jousted with sticks and fell off a log. he kind of laughed and i kind of caught my breath–surreptitiously checking for broken bones. when we finally slid into the car, he grabbed my face, hugged me and told me “i was awesome.”
there’s not a clean floor or a dinner fairy that can compete with those 3 words.
we’ve all had them, the moments where we’ve chucked our responsibilities if only for a moment, and in that moment, in that space of time something great has happened. in the wrong place at the right time can have its rewards when you connect it.
here’s to staying in the moment.