Its a small moment. The waves crash beyond me. The white capped waves roil offshore before hiting the sharp rocks of the point. The wind is up, and the ocean is restless.
Near shore, I skitter over uneven rocks. It’s a tightrope walk. One wrong step could lead to a broken ankle or a fall. I am by no strech graceful, yet I can balance on slippery rocks with a athletes precision. After many scraped knees and bruises you learn these things out of necessity.
Moments later, I pause. Leaning down, I look at all the tiny lives that surrounds me. Barnacles cling to the dark rocks, the sun beating down on them. A tiny starfish entangled in seaweed hides in the shade. Perriwinkles make their slow way here and there. I learned that if you take a moment and quietly sit you can see them move. But you miss these things if you refuse to slow down.
We should seek out moments that take our breath away. Yet we also should take the time to aperciate the tiny everyday moments. The way the light comes through the window and hits the floor. The way the chill of a Fall days sit on your skin. Many people treat these as insignificant, but in truth, the are the most significant of all. Take some time to enjoy these tiny parts of life.
What do you do to slow down? And kind of small moments do you enjoy?