You know that feeling you get in the perfect moment? When it's calm and quite and the sun is beaming warm and bright through a window near by. You're healthy as can be, comfy, and truly enjoying now. There's an aroma you love wafting through the air. Maybe a favorite candle, cookies baking in the oven, or your favorite aromatic dinner cooking away in the kitchen (for my son that'd be pizza). Or possibly you're driving down the road in spring time on the first truly warm day with all the windows down and the fresh beautiful spring air is rushing everywhere, embracing you. There's a song on the radio that makes your heart swell and you're maybe listening in awe or singing at the top of your lungs. These moments are generally rare or maybe we just miss noticing them too often. It's that moment you just think, "ah, perfection... could you just last a little longer. I am happy."
Sometimes while watching my son playing or discovering something new in the world (it's amazing the things that are new to a two year old) I wonder if he's having these moments back to back to back. You know how kids throw tantrums when you tell them it's time to leave the playground or clean up from a game they are engrossed in? Do you think us greedy, speedy, impatient adults are ruining or ending one of those moments for them? I don't know what it's like to be two. I have memories from seven, and ten, and twelve but I do not remember being a seven year old. Is it impossible for us to fathom having these perfect moments so often? I'm just pondering. Maybe it's nothing like that for them but maybe it is. Maybe except when we're "ruining" it children really, really love life (or when they're tired, hungry, teething, or sick).
Just something I'm thinking about. So much joy in life is priceless but free, completely free.
You have a perfect moment?