My word for 2018 is focus, which requires paying attention to the moment – the now. So, this year, I’ll be taking note of experiences I may have missed, without focus. Many may seem to be BGO’s (blinding glimpses of the obvious), but hey, I might have missed them.
Here’s this week of NOWS:
enjoying every.single.moment of an early morning gentle breeze off of LKW;
that someone can drop and clear away a dead tree in less than two hours;
how sharing laughter, especially at the end of a long day, makes everything feel better;
the way Bloss slowly flops her tail, as I pet her, when she’s sleeping;
an eight-point buck swimming in Lake Waccamaw;
that talking through life’s muddiness with Tom always brings clarity and calm;
the subtle way fresh thyme enhances homemade fig jam;
receiving a gloriously generous surprise from Linda and Barb;
discovering a new (to me) binge-worthy show (The Village);
my first bite of my first tomato pie of the season;
every word of historian, David Cecelski’s series of articles –The Color of Water;
how dew really does ‘sparkle like diamonds’ under the morning sun; and
the stunningly positive impact of simply making eye contact with a stranger.