You know how life just happens .
How the sun rises & then sets again & the moon waxes & wanes & how the earth turns and you don't really even notice. You think about the shopping list or how you should exercise more or how your child doesn't fit any of his clothes all of a sudden. And life just happens around you.
Do you know?
And then something wakes you up, shakes you, reminds you.
That life is in the now.
That it's not somewhere we get to when we have the right car or education or life experience.
It's now. Today, me typing these words. Me smiling at him or grumbling about sweeping up. This is it.
Well I can't really say what it was that shook me this time.
Maybe it was my boys close shave with a heavy sheet of glass & some cold hard tiles that lead us to the ocean for a swim in the 'big waves' & 'big wind' on a ridiculously cold afternoon.
Maybe it was Amber who led me to contemplate how quickly things can change.
Maybe it was the giant bunch of sunflowers my boys bought home 'just because'.
Maybe it's a lot of things.
I can't really say what, but I'm so grateful for the new perspective.