I’m certainly a fan of celebrating for the sake of celebrating…being young, wild and free. I am inspired by the concept of weightlessness – it is something I strive for. I want hold on to what’s light and let go of what brings me down. To remember to stop and appreciate at the little things…those fleeting happy moments we all to often let pass us by.
I had a meeting today with a woman who has lived in Paris all her life. She told me she always wonders what it would be like to see this magical city for the first time…while crossing over the Seine on her way to work or walking through one of the many beautiful gardens in springtime. And then she asked, with genuine interest, if I would tell her what it feels like for me to experience Paris for the first time. I was moved by her sincere curiosity.
We all too often take things for granted, big and small. Perhaps it is meeting someone new and forgetting their name (because you weren’t actually listening) or being too rushed to stop and take in your surroundings. That person you disregarded could end up being the love of your life and that view you skipped over may be a place you’ll never get to see again. I want to learn to absorb fleeting moments and engrave happy memories into my mind…each and every one of them.
Things aren’t always easy, but we are capable of searching for the bright side. Look for the silver lining. Enjoy. Learn how to fly.
Last but not least, forget not the wise words of Winnie the Pooh…
“Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon”.