Yesterday after school drop-offs I took a few minutes to enjoy a brisk walk and peek at the beach since the weather was so nice. I quickly snapped this picture on my phone before heading back to resume a busy day. This is taken from one of my favorite pavilions in Seaside. I love this spot not only because the pavilion itself is beautiful, but because it has such amazing views of the town’s architecture and beach.
The higher you stand anywhere, the better you can see the “big picture.” It’s nice to take a break in the midst of busyness to breathe in a new perspective. I’m sure we’re all thinking about the year ahead and how we can make the most of it. More and more I feel a strong urge to invest my time in quality experiences that enrich life for the ones I love and myself.
I’m also reminded about the value of documenting meaningful life experiences either in my mind or in a photo to share with the ones closest to me, versus always displaying it for the world to see. Don’t get me wrong, I love sharing fun moments here and there, but sometimes I wonder how we all got to the point where we’re sharing/posting/updating every single life moment. It seems less “special” or rewarding than savoring the moment with those around you. Thankfully our kids are starting to see this on their own, now that the newness of social media is starting to wear off. I still enjoy seeing others’ pics and sharing some too, but I’m going to work on savoring those extra special moments for my memories and those I love. Started this a few months ago and really love it.
This weekend I hope you get to enjoy some quality time doing what you love. Spend it where and with whom you feel the best.