Saturday, June 4, 2011

Staying in the Moment on a Picture Perfect Day

Every little once in a while I am reminded how true it is that life is made of up of moments.

What I am trying to learn to do, is stay present in those moments and just be with them.

Yesterday, I experienced a pretty darn near perfect day.  Jen, Ryan, Ross and I spent the afternoon at the beach.

Weather wise, perfection.  The sky was a cloudless brilliant blue.  The sun was warm, and the breeze was gentle.

The sand was soft and white.  The ocean was calm and the water was a bluish green Caribbean color.  The waves were softly lapping and licking the beach.

There were only a handful of people on the beach, which made it feel like our own private beach.

As I sat down in my sand chair and began to dig my toes into the sand,  I sensed any tension I might have been felling begin to melt away.

Looking over at Jen and Ross,  I noticed the calmness in their faces.

When I agreed to take Ryan down by the water to fill up his pail,  I suddenly found myself laughing and running with him as he yelled,  "Come on Grandma, run, put your feet in the water, come on Grandma, come on."

I took lots of pictures.  As I was taking the pictures, I was thinking about how they would fit into the blog I was going to write the next day about this picture perfect day.  Was I really present at that moment?  Maybe not.

But as I am sitting here writing and reflecting back on the day, I realized that yes, at moments,  I  was actually present and at moments I  was actually just being.  

I mean how else would I have been able to recall all of the feelings of joy about that picture perfect day.

Okay, well maybe these pictures might have helped a little.


  1. It really was a great day. 

  2. My Little Home and GardenJune 23, 2011 at 11:43 AM

    What a sweet little guy!  The picture of the little boy and the seagulls is just terrific!