I’m sure you have heard poems about how small a person can feel when compared to a mountain or the ocean. I felt just that way today. I went to a Lunch and Learn Networking/Writing Meeting. I met some wonderful people and learned something as well. I arrived early and we were located on the 12th floor of an office building overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The views from the conference room were beautiful. It still takes my breath away whenever I see an ocean.
As I mentioned before, I am from Rochester, NY and to have the chance to see Santa Monica, California was a thrill. As I chatted with “new friends”, I was sharing what I had been doing while visiting California. One of them exclaimed, “we live here and often forget what there is to do.” I am learning how to be a “tourist” everywhere I go, even at home. Finding the beauty from the window of a conference room or stopping by the beach, even in February, can be fun. It is about 30 degrees in Rochester today and being able to walk in the sand and feel the sun on my face in Santa Monica, was my way of grabbing a moment to appreciate where I was and what I was doing. I would not have been able to do that at home, at least not warmly.
My challenge question for you is, “What can you do today to see things differently?” Notice the people and nature around you that make up your landscape. In doing so, your feelings about them might change to. Hopefully, in a positive light. Enjoy the moment and if you can, make a snow angel or dip your toes in the sand!