Kohi Sunrise by Chris Gin
There are so many things to do every day. Chores, work, a little reading or TV, and before you know it, the day is over. In the process we miss the beauty and splendor of the world around us. We look right past those perfect moments.
Moments when the sun is rising in glorious yellow and orange streaks. Moments with the savory tang of your favorite barbeque sauce filling the air as you grill a delicious meal for family and friends. Moments of peaceful silence in the early morning quiet of your home, where tranquility rules before the noise and work of the day begins.
It is easy to overlook perfect moments. They sometimes disguise themselves as unimportant little details; the sigh of relief as you sink into your favorite chair and feel your stress drop away in the welcome embrace of home. The surprise and elation you feel when your six year old runs up to you on the couch, those big round eyes staring into yours and exclaiming “I love you daddy!” as he wraps his small arms around you with a wrestler’s strength.
To be more aware of perfect moments when they happen, start making note of them. Do a 5 minute daily review of your day before you go to sleep, replaying your favorite moments. Jot a note of how you feel just after receiving one of these special times. Keep a gratitude journal and list as many happy memories you can remember from your day.
Bit by bit, you’ll notice more of the sights, sounds, tastes, and touches that bring you joy. That comforting hug just when you feel nobody notices you, the brilliant yellow of wildflowers blooming by the roadside while you’re stuck in traffic. Even the miraculous healing of a fierce headache just before an important wedding, graduation or family event. Perfect moments are all around you if you only know where to look.