Did you watch the solar eclipse? If you didn’t catch it live I imagine by now you have seen the footage or the pictures of it. And while they are really good, I don’t think it can beat actually experiencing it in real life.
Let’s Reflect For A Moment
Leading up to the solar eclipse I would say that I really didn’t think much about it; I probably didn’t pay much attention until about a week before the event. People started talking about the path and the fact that in our area we were going to have 99.7 percent totality, and about 20 miles from us was going to have 100% totality. I can’t tell you I understood what that meant, but I can tell you that it made me curious.
I started doing a little research and was surprised by all the data that was available, and I’m grateful that it was because as a result I started getting excited about the eclipse. Luckily, where I work, we decided that we would encourage people to go out and experience the eclipse. We got glasses and prepared for the big day.
For anybody that watched, you know that it was just an amazing experience. And for me, I wasn’t really sure what to expect, but it was better than I had imagined it was going to be. Actually seeing the eclipse through the glasses was awesome, but to me what was even more amazing was the rest of the experience. The darkness, the chirping of the crickets, the cadence of the cicadas, all of it was amazing. In addition, I was in a parking lot in a corporate office setting with parking garages, and all the night lights in the garages came on, and all the street lamps came on. And of course it cooled off. For those of you that watched it in real life, you probably experienced something similar.
Bigger Than The Senses
I’ll tell you what I did not expect. I did not expect any sort of emotional reaction to the eclipse or the experience. But it happened. I think it was just because of how amazing the full experience was and how many senses it engaged. Isn’t it amazing how big the universe really is?
As I said, I wasn’t expecting the emotional reaction that I had, and it wasn’t an immediate reaction, but after a little time it hit me at how amazing life really is. I started reflecting on life in general and how so many things are happening around us. Life, nature, the environment, the experiences that we have and the little moments with family, with friends, even by yourself, it’s really amazing. You need to take advantage of those moments. You need to give yourself permission to stop and enjoy life, and stop and enjoy every moment.
We are just a little blip in a much bigger universe. We all know that we are not going to live forever, and neither are our family or our friends; therefore, we need to take advantage of every single moment. We need to live life to the fullest. We need to embrace every opportunity we have and we need to make sure that not only are we living our lives to the fullest but that we are helping others live their lives to the fullest.
Wow! And What Now?
I know that was kind of heavy, and may have been a little bit much for you as you’re reading this. It’s important to take each moment and just enjoy it. Enjoy the relaxing moment, the peaceful moment, the happy moment, the content moment, the fulfilled moment, etc. Enjoy it all, and stop and literally think about it a second. Be grateful for it. Then everyday try to make that part of your life. Try to enjoy moments. Try to embrace moments. Try to help others do the same.
Every day at the end of the day, be grateful for the things that you have. Be grateful for all of your moments. Be grateful for the life that you live. Do the same thing in the morning. Start your morning off with all of the things that you’re grateful for. I’m telling you it will change your life and it will make you happier.
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