Archive for August, 2010


By CreativeWings, 18 August, 2010, No Comment

Riding the subway this morning listening to my ipod when the song Tequila by The Champs came on. Within the first few notes, I was smiling because that song takes me immediately to the “big shoe dance” from Pee Wee’s Big Adventure. So, why am I sharing this with you? Because it was a moment of unexpected joy, and not only did it make me very happy, but it also started me thinking about how important those moments are.

Things like this do happen every day. The trick is being present enough in the moment to notice them. How often is it that I am so wrapped up in something that happened in the past, or concerned about some future event that these joyful moments pass me by unnoticed?

Often when I do notice them, I take time to say “thanks” for the moment I experienced, but now I think what I should really be saying thanks for, is the gift of being present enough in the moment to notice them.