You may not know who Andy Rooney is, but he used to provide the
closing remarks each week for 60 Minutes. Sadly, Andy is no longer
with us. But words live on. And Andy had many words of wisdom to
share. Here is my favorite:
"I have learned that it's those small, daily happenings that
make life so spectacular."
Think of it like taking a picture. A mental picture that goes in
your memory bank. When you take a picture with your phone/camera of
something in a far distance, you miss out on detail. You see
hundreds of trees or many buildings close together - each one
blocking part of another. Not anything wrong with that. It just
rather overwhelms your brain.
But when you take a picture of a beautiful flower up close, you
see the detail. The veins in the leaves, the subtle differences in
the color of the pedals, the delicate stems. Or you take a close up
picture of a child and capture the sparkle in the laughing eyes and
the little strands of hair going in many directions.
So it is when you make mental images of those special moments in
your life. Years from now you may remember the smell of an apple
your friend was peeling for a pie or the crunch of the first fall
leaf that landed by your feet. Maybe you will still see that
beautiful butterfly flitting from flower to flower in your garden
or recall the joy, the feelings you shared with friends.
Don't be dismissive of those moments. Stop and acknowledge them
when they happen. Store them in your memory bank. Remember them
when things are not going so well. And always be watching for the
Life does not get much better than that! You think?