The Sweetest Things In Life

4 Feb

The sweetest things in life are the most simple. They are the ones you never think twice about. The ones that you take for granted. Yet, when they’re taken away, it hurts the most. The smell of wet cement after a storm. The smile of a newborn baby. The chirp of a bird in the spring.

These things are so simple that most people don’t even realize the miracle that they’ve witnessed. These moments can never be replaced. Each one is unique. It’s like a sunset at the beach. Everything just feels right. You can’t explain it, yet, you know it’s true. It defies all logic and it can’t be denied. The feeling of sand between your toes, leaving a tiny tickle. The gentle breeze is just enough so that you feel it, but not enough that you need a sweater. The tide rises, and you just stand there and let the water wash up to your ankles. You watch the water, the sun’s reflection is there. A perfect shade of yellow, orange, red, pink and purple. Stand there for a moment, then run off to wherever life may take you next.

Most of us are too busy to take the time to call up an old friend for no reason other than to chat for old time’s sake. Or even to say ‘hello’ to a colleague in the hallway. The city is busy, and it never sleeps. There’s work to be done, assignments to be completed… It really isn’t our fault! But when we ignore it and brush it off with an excuse, that’s when we are to blame. When that happens, just take a deep breath, watch a young girl run around the playground, sheer delight on her face, maybe even listen to a CD that you’ve long since forgotten about, and just relax. Don’t think. Let the memories wash over you. And go ahead, belt out the lyrics to that song from years back. After all, no one’s judging you.

A clear, blue sky; a baby that takes its first step; the first signs of spring after a long, dark winter; hot chocolate after a snowball fight. These are all miracles that can never be replaced. They can be remembered and cherished, but they are almost always forgotten. Will you take the time to enjoy life or watch it pass you by? It’s your choice. But choose wisely, you only get one chance.




One Response to “The Sweetest Things In Life”

  1. byannalundberg February 4, 2013 at 3:59 pm #

    Agreed! Simplicity!

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