The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind. – Albert Einstein
After a wild 2015 — novel publication and promotion — I’ve been craving a life of small moments dedicated to reading, writing, and, of course, family.
There’s joy and peace in small moments. Moments so small they don’t get mentioned. These are some of the most beautiful, liberating, and authentic experiences.
Let’s not neglect the big moments, of course. From a young age, we’ve been told to strive for something big — college, profession, marrying the right person, giving a speech in front of thousands of people. There is nothing wrong with that, except I want to focus on those overlooked and sometimes forgotten times.
The times we let life happen, and in the process — perhaps without trying — we prepare for big moments, such as the A to Z Blogging Challenge coming up next month. And the Theme Reveal Day for said challenge, on March 21st.
Or who knows, maybe we’re doing something else entirely.
Small moments are like the first steps taken on a steep climb. Because of them, and before we know it, we reach the mountain peak. Small moments are like taking the blurry images from our heads and writing them down. Before we know it, the novel is complete.
Small moments are everywhere. In fact, chances are, we’re living in the magic of small moments right now — a cup of coffee sitting beside our keyboard, a friend sharing good news, finding the perfect words to express the right idea. Talking to mom.
Small moments are beautiful in their authenticity. Although they seem insignificant, when those small moments add up, they have a huge impact on our lives.
The best part is, we already live in small moments. By trying to be aware of them, to slow down life and let them happen organically, the big moments will, hopefully, be much more rewarding.
On that note, I hope to see you on March 21 — A-Z Theme Reveal Day; and should strength and inspiration hold up, on to A-Z Challenge we go, one small moment at a time.
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