Short and sweet. Vacations, parables, and this blog post. A quick reminder of a restorative ingredient of life, and then back to reality.
The short and sweet points in life usually fade into good memories. We often fail to sow the seeds that fed our souls for that brief period of time.
Breathing in the salty smell of the ocean.
Watching the sun and the sea become one for that brief instant.
Embracing the oddities that you call family.
Letting go of your own odd insecurities.
Recognizing a life lesson that could make waves for your day to day life.
Such sweet moments that come and go in an instant.
There is one day left on my cruise through the Bahamas. Like all vacationers, it feels too soon to end. It’s not that I want to remain on a boat or the islands. It’s not that I dread returning to work. I look forward to getting back to the day to day.
What I don’t want to end is fresh perspective: the balance of contentment and excitement, the bonding with self and family, the sudden quiet in my head.
We too often pass through vacations, great books, and valuable conversations like out of towners just looking in on what we could (but yet tell ourselves we cannot) have. What one small piece of your last short, sweet moment will you carry on into your day to day routine?