Small fragile moments.
The air gets lighter as spring starts to give way. The tender feeling of being in nature without a worry in place. Watching children play outside, and truly be kids. An old married couple taking a walk down the street, hand in hand a lifetime of embrace. Actually sitting down to a family dinner, sharing "how was your day?" Even the simplicity in noticing life as it is, allowing yourself to not move at such a fast pace.
These are moments you can't replace.
In our world today with everything going on I won't try to tell you what is happening isn't devastating in it's own way. However ever since this pandemic started to occur, and I heard about Covid-19 for the first time, everything has been negative.
When that is just simply looking at the glass half empty instead of full.
Over time the world we live in and the lives we lead have gained so much momentum I swear most of us have forgotten where the breaks even are. Everyone is in such a hurry to gain more, be more, live more. When by the time whatever someone is wanting to achieve is achieved they still find themselves unsatisfied. Drawing a blank on the journey it took to get there.
A good friend once told me, "It's not about the destination, that's easy once you're sitting there, it's about the journey it took to get there." This phrase resonated with me so much because living for the journey is key.
Which brings me back to our world today. We are all being forced to slow down and look around right now. I see more people outside then ever, children actually entertaining themselves with playing in the woods then on video games, and so much more. People are actually coming together and realizing we're not all just moving pieces, we're actually the whole puzzle in a broad perspective.
Instead of a downward spiral this pandemic is actually going to bring us a new beginning. Which may seem bleak right now but trust me it will.
We were never meant to make a difference alone, and move so incredibly fast to get there. We were meant to come together and look around, taking in the journey which will lead us to a version of better.
Right now everything happening is merely a small portion of the journey in all our lives. This pandemic is giving us time to slow down and change.
So slow down, take it in, and you'll begin to realize there's so much more to the bigger picture than you think.
Always remember we're in this together.