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And no matter what, pause for stuff like this.

I'm the poster child for burning the candle at every stinking end sometimes.

Gulty. As. Charged.

Thankfully, I love what I do. So it's quite easy (albeit, not always terribly prudent) for me to spin so hard and so fast that I miss breathtaking, soothing and otherwise glorious moments.

Like this one.

I didn't miss this one tonight. I sat with a few of the people I love most in life, and I watched this.

Over a tiny lake in Northern Michigan. With a semi-fantastic glass of wine in hand.

No iPhone. No iPad. No laptop. No background tunes.

And, for a few moments, it was just this.

Do me a huge favor, please ...

No matter what your situation.

No matter what your stress level.

No matter how hard you're gunning it to make something big happen (or, for that matter, make ends meet).

Please please stop everything when you're around people you love, looking at something like this.

And just enjoy life for what it is at that exact moment.

For these? Are the memories you'll hold dear.

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Reader Comments (4)

You're right on that one. With our unending tendency to achieve the best in life, it's all too easy to forget that the whole purpose of life...is living.

July 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCaelan Huntress

Beautiful post, Jenny. Sometimes the best moments in life are the times we stop to breath and open our eyes. Really open them. Thanks for the reminder :)

July 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAcquirent

Well said. Well said. And, Caelan? You are the poster child for "getting this!" Thanks for the note and hi!

July 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJenny

Agreed. We can never express enough gratitude for the little things in life. Thanks for the reminder!

Here's to semi-fantastic glasses of wine.

July 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDan

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