Mid-summer, the day light stretches on late into the evening hours, and our bodies are filled with an energy that commands the very most of our physical self. One of those very evenings, after a long day digging into life in the most literal and exhausting of ways, I fell fast asleep. Tired to the bone, right there by my little ones side. And the next night, after another such day, I did the same. It seems that this has continued right on into a new season, how time zips by.
Unintentionally, I have spent some months unplugged, away from this space. We embarked on new journeys both here at home, and some that took us hundreds of miles away. I needed to live in the moment, to grasp all that summer is, to simplify. I needed some time fully-present in the moment. Not looking ahead, or looking back, simply to be right now.
Each day as we indulged in all the goodness of life, road-trips, family, blackberries and blueberries by the bucket-full, new gardens of grand proportion, meteor showers and bluegrass, tents and campers, rivers, lakes, and oceans - I wrote in my mind, I recorded and composed just what I would say about that moment. Then it was gone, that moment, and I let that be.
However, blogging has become part of the way I am, part of how I want to be in this life. I blog for many reasons, to be inspired, to share that which inspires me, to connect with those who inspire me. And most of all, to take an intentional moment to pause and reflect on that which inspires me - life. Lived right now.
This time for reflection brings happiness, it makes me consciously savor the happiness that is, right now.