"Get up and out. The day is bursting with moments" Renee Locks
When I read this quote, it tied in with my last writing on "joy." Our days ARE bursting with moments. We don't always recognize "moments" as we don't always recognize the "joy" in our lives.
I had "moments" with my friend Mary today while running errands. When we were ready to leave the department store, it was pouring rain. We decided to get something to drink at Starbucks, have a visit and wait for the rain to let up. Spending time with Mary is terrific fun. Because we decided to wait out the rain, we had "nose to nose" time for a nice visit with no interruption. We ordered our drinks and settled into a nice window seat. Watching the rain is calming for me. The rain did not let up. We finally made a mad dash to the car and returned home.
My Fibromyalgia began to protest because the blowing wind and I had gotten wet. A change of clothes helped, but for about an hour after arriving home, my legs were cramping and feeling cold. Other than that, my Fibro stayed in check today.
My "moments" during this short trip to the store with a friend?
1. Individual time.
2. Personal conversation.
3. Mary's impish personality.
She grabbed two large Target bags to put over our heads. Simple act... fun!
4. Because I am in a new city, I enjoyed the sites.
5. Less Fibromyalgia pain.
I'm sure there were many moments I should have recognized. I know that since the Fibromyalgia Disease came to stay with me, I recognize more than I did prior to its arrival.
Are you recognizing the "moments" in your life?