Pause

I’m sitting by a lake right now, watching the ducks paddle across the water.  On the hike here I came across a doe and her fawn.  I almost didn’t come today.  I almost stayed at home so I could boot up the computer and catch up on some work.  Crazy.  Stupid.  I would have missed out on this opportunity to reflect on the beautiful world around me.  It’s so important to take a look around every now again and reflect on what’s important to you.  If I had stayed home to work I would have found that there was more work waiting for me at the office tomorrow.  But this moment?  This experience by the lake, with the sun shining and birds singing?  I would have missed it and it would be gone forever.