It’s so easy to get caught up in life.
Everyday we all shuffle through our days doing so many routine things. Don’t get me wrong, I am a total creature of habit and I fucking love my routines! But to be honest, lately I have found myself noticing that the structure in my days can also be a big obstacle for me… by not allowing all the magic in.
When spontaneity creeps through and beautiful little moments happen in between the madness, I shiver and realise that these are the most special.
The way your child looks mystically out the window waiting for the rain drops to fall, the way your cat or dog looks up in hope of a pat when you walk past, the sound of laughter when your little person sees something funny, the elderly person who is shopping alone who stops to have a conversation with you, the moment your childs eyes play with the tiny dust particles visible in their breathe while looking into the sunlight. Sometimes your heart captures these moments and stores them. Probably not often enough though.
Honestly… can you imagine if we didn’t rush through life having to do all this shit we think we have to do. Why is time so important? Who cares if what we planned on doing right now doesn’t get done for another 4 minutes. Enjoy the magic. Pay attention to those little fleeting windows of happiness that are EVERYWHERE. We are just too consumed in thought or business or routine to see them.
I occasionally capture a moment like that in a picture. I wish I was an epic photographer, but i’m an okay amateur (Thank you iPhone). I look back on these photo moments and wish I would just let these things happen in my day more. I know they could and would.
I think its time we all just enjoyed the small things. Those magical bursts of joy that float in all day long. You know the ones… the ones we all miss because we are too fucking busy adult-ing to catch them!
I’m going to spend more time thinking and acting like a child again. Another one of the million lessons that being a mummy has shown me so far.
We all need to be a little more childlike and enjoy life.
We should never be too busy to smile at the magic that is us.