Nothing is ordinary. Life is an endless series of little miracles. The difference between living and existing is noticing.
One of my dear friends re-Tweeted this quote earlier today and I loved it. It’s so true, yet so easy to forget to actual do. To notice. If you’re anything like me, it’s easy to get caught up in frantic pace of life and not stop to notice. See the majesty in a sunset on your drive to work. Find joy in the laughter of a baby. Feel small when you look up at the moon and stars in the vast sky on a clear night. For me, I realize that when I truly do appreciate those seemingly small things, life seems so much more worthwhile. For me, it does make a difference between the feelings of going through the motions and truly taking in all that this life has to offer.
I found this gem the summer of 2008 when I was lived in Santa Cruz, California for a few months. It amuses me that one of the things that really stands out from that summer was graffiti on railroad tracks. It was near one of my favorite places to visit, Panther Beach. The views of the Pacific Ocean from that beach were simply breathtaking. It was easy to be in awe at that vantage point.
Be in awe.
And now, after that moment of deep, profound thought, let’s talk about food, shall we?
In an effort to eat up my non-vegan friendly food and have less to bring home once I’m done house/dog sitting, I finished up what was left of my spinach artichoke dip tonight.
And an ale. Bar food without having to leave the comfort of your home. Awesome! I only ended up drinking maybe 2/3 of it though; it just wasn’t hitting the spot!
Not surprisingly, such a meal didn’t keep me full for long and only a couple hours later, I was scouring the kitchen again. The result was a mix of two Kashi cereals with some almond milk.
Tonight’s agenda was supposed to include a new episode of The Big Bang Theory ( 😀 ) but I just tried turning it on and the cable is out ( 😥 ). Sad day.
On the bright side of things, my plan was to head to the Y after the show for a run. (Since I’ve only run once this week. And the half marathon is less than two months away. And I feel like I’ll never be ready in time.) But, now I can get there and finish a bit earlier!
Had I thought ahead, I would have turned on the TV sooner, discovered the cable was out, and then could have run while watching the show. Ah, hindsight is always 20/20, no?