I had a moment of clarity last night. (Yes, I have those)
I pulled up to my home and looked down the road. There among the snow that is still on the ground, the snow geese were landing for the night. They were circling the field and their brilliant white feathers were beautiful against the clear blue sky. Absolutely beautiful.
I pulled my car up to the driveway and stopped. I wanted to watch. It was a perfect moment. A moment of beauty where everything else seemed to stop — if only a few minutes. The day’s frustrations melted into the background. I was stunned by the beauty of the snow geese.
When I got out of my car to go into the house, something startled the large group of geese and they all took flight. The sound was near deafening. Another moment of beauty. I smiled as the geese again circled the field until they felt comfortable enough to land again. Their movements were precise — as if they had practiced synchronizing with each other.
I love to watch geese fly. And yesterday, mine brought me down for a moment from another stressful day at the office. They sent me into the house with a smile and a bounce in my step. A natural stress release provided by mother nature.
I was reminded again, that life isn’t about the office. It’s not about how much work I have to get done or how many stories are crossing my desk. It’s not about the ringing phones or the bills. Yes, those are a part of my life. But only a part. And when I succeed in actually practicing what I just wrote, I’m throwing a party!