The other day, I had a perfect moment.
October has always been my favorite month, for many reasons. The coolness in the air, the changing of the leaves, the comfort that your favorite boots brings to your feet. But let me explain my moment. My fiance had convinced me to go camping. I was not able to come up to the campsite until it was dark out since I had a late meeting with a family. And because the campsite was only a half hour away I decided to make the journey even though I had to be in work the next morning. After a night of campfire and laughing, it was time to leave. Warm cup of coffee in hand, I pulled out onto the road. I turned on my current favorite artist, Lorde, a sixteen year old singer with a voice that sounds much, much older. I like the simplicity in her music, although the large bass that accompanies her can give me a headache if I have the volume up too loud (signs of growing older, I’m sure). It was at that moment, after I took my eyes off the radio controls and after I took another swig of my coffee that I really just stopped thinking about everything. I wasn’t thinking about what I had to do today. I wasn’t thinking of what I didn’t do yesterday. My moment was filled with my favorite music in my ears, bitter coffee still on my tongue and beautiful trees as my view. As I sit here and type this I’m actually smiling because I remember at that moment, all alone in my car just saying, “wow.”
It’s these moments that I wish I had more of. It’s these moments that I thank God for. As I constantly go about my day trying to help others, or stressing about one thing or another I often forget to be thankful for the small beauties of life. The beauties that can take an ordinary moment and make it extraordinary. The moments that you’re just living, not thinking about what is going to come next. And once again, it’s the little things that make this life worth living.