Every day I am gently reminded by my inner voice to step away, step out from the daily hustle of work.
Despite the crisp air, I bundled up and took a walk before lunch. I wasn’t stressed, but rather humbled at the ability to leisurely step away for a moment, and not be questioned, but respected for doing so.
And I must say, it was a beautiful day!
I learned something today. I learned when little breaks in the day are taken, little things come to surface. Things that would normally go unnoticed. Lately, I notice everything.
I’m not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing. My thoughts wander, and questions arise.
We all interpret differently what we see, our brains analyzing, processing and shifting of information until it decides if the information is for future necessity or it snips it out of our memory bank and we move on to the next thing.
For instance, this next image of a shack. Just another random thing in a field. But this has a sign, which reads, “curious”. What does that mean? Is the intent of the sign only to make us question what is curious? Or is it just a shack named Curious? Or, did the property owner have an animal like a horse or cow named Curious?
Call me crazy or call me inquisitive but when I see life pass before my eyes, before other’s eyes, some all to soon and life isn’t fair, I notice. And when I notice and question the very existence of those little things or the reason behind why I stop to ponder certain things, is when I feel at most peace.
It is a quiet that consumes me and helps keep me centered, appreciative of others, and humbled.
I have been called many names in my lifetime for things like this; weird, stupid, silly, and some I won’t repeat…..but for those who cannot appreciate it, accept or those who cannot simply take the time to “stop and smell the roses” per say, are the ones who will, in due time, look back and regret.
In a world full of hate, ticking timelines, and ungratefulness, it is the little things we need so badly to hang on to.
Capturing those moments is the only way to stop time.
I hope your week is going as planned, and remember to take a moment. Have a blessed evening!