Small Things Big
Things at work are insanely busy at the moment. I find myself juggling a myriad of big projects and other activities – items related to winding down the current fiscal, but also preparations in advance of the coming year. In between all of this, I have been interacting frequently with colleagues in Europe and India, which has its own set of challenges.
Time is such a precious commodity during periods like this. I’ll be honest, it can be quite overwhelming.
It is with this backdrop that I found myself surprisingly calm early this morning. One of first arriving to an otherwise scarce parking lot, I couldn’t help but stop for a few moments and admire the sky above. The morning sun yawning, the mix of blues skies and clouds was pretty special.
Selfishly, I allowed myself a few moments of reprieve before fully jump-starting my day.
It’s just a small thing these clouds, but enough to stop me in my tracks. Something – I’m not quite sure what, compelling me to walk back to my vehicle, grab my camera and snap a few pictures.
More and more, I’m trying to maintain the discipline to slow down. I want to more frequently pause to enjoy these brief moments in time; they are quite nice actually.
Amazing how simple can be extraordinary if one stops to notice.