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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.

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  1. Anonymous #

    You rock Burns.

    November 16, 2012

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