I like to stay busy. It makes me feel purposeful and like I am making the most out of my time. However, like most I tend to forget to take my blinders off and savor the simple beauties around me. I decided the night before I was going to get myself out of bed and go catch the sunrise at Hunting Island State Park. I frequent Hunting Island as it is one of the few remaining undeveloped Sea Islands in the Lowcountry and about a 25 minute drive. It teaches me to slow down and feel closer to God.
A simple salt breeze, sunrise, and the golden Autumnal colors was just what I needed to get back to basics and savoring the simple things. Creating the above list from one of my favorite blogs also helped me to remember to relish in the moment. Click here to get your own template.
I wanted to end this short & sweet post with one of the best quotes (below) for snapping me back to reality. Cherish those big life altering moments, but never let the simple delicacies of life pass you by.
“For most of life, nothing wonderful happens. If you don’t enjoy getting up and working and finishing your work and sitting down to a meal with family or friends, then the chances are that you’re not going to be very happy. If someone bases his happiness or unhappiness on major events like a great new job, huge amounts of money, a flawlessly happy marriage or a trip to Paris, that person isn’t going to be happy much of the time. If, on the other hand, happiness depends on a good breakfast, flowers in the yard, a drink or a nap, then we are more likely to live with quite a bit of happiness.”