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An Unexpected Moment

on May 2, 2013

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Yesterday, I had one of those unexpected moments that don’t come often enough.  Let me share it with you.

The weather was dismal; rain battered the windows while thunder and lightning filled the skies. It was one of those days that you just wanted to crawl into bed with a good read and forget the world existed.

Around five p.m., our visiting son declared that there was a household emergency. NO MORE SODA POP IN THE FRIDGE!  Really? You couldn’t have let me known earlier, when the weather a bit less miserable?  Not willing to tolerate an evening full of mournful looks; I donned my rainwear, my best martyr attitude and trudged out to the car.  I puddle jumped my way to Wally World muttering about having to drive to the store in such crappy weather.

As the rain beat down on my car, I heard the beginning strains of “I Can’t fight the Feeling” by REO Speedwagon. Pulling into the parking lot, I waved shopper after shopper to feel free to cross the lot while I lost myself in the sweet lyrics.  I was having one of those unexpected moments.

I parked the car and sat back and enjoyed the song; I watched the storm clouds swirl in the sky in all their majestic beauty and I smiled at the patterns the raindrops made on the hood of my car.

The song ended and I shut off the car.  I felt at peace and decided to sit and listen to the music of the rain for a while.  I didn’t want the unexpected moment to end.

These moments, when I open my eyes and see the beauty of the world around me, are precious and I never fail to treasure them.  A day I believed to be crappy had transformed into one filled with wonder and joy at being alive. I was able to enjoy the feeling of being of one with the universe.  I don’t see these moments coming but I welcome them with open arms!

I wound up entering the store with a lighter step, a happy heart and a smile on my face.  All because of that one unexpected moment.

So, when one of those moments sneak up on you; grab on and enjoy each second of it. It could be a butterfly on your nose; a smile from a stranger or a sweet song on the radio; it doesn’t matter how it happens.  It just matters that you take the time to enjoy it!

Hope your day brings you one of those unexpected moments!

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10 responses to “An Unexpected Moment

  1. TamrahJo says:

    I remember so many times when my dad would come home in the evenings…the truck would pull to a stop in it’s accustomed place, the door would open to allow the family dog to leap up and greet home the master – – and the engine continued running and he didn’t leave the truck….

    I would wander out to the truck, to join in listening to the song he deemed to good to cut-off midstream, or that new tune he was trying to learn how to play on his guitar…

    Thanks for the beautiful post that reminded me of those moments…
    🙂

  2. Bastet says:

    Carpe diem! 😉 thanks brings back memories.

  3. mummyshymz says:

    This is a beautiful post. It’s often the little things that we take for granted, not realizing that we are missing out on the small miracles that happen every day 🙂

  4. ericaatje says:

    When I have such a moment in the car with great music I drive an extra round till it’s over…;)

  5. mcwoman says:

    Little surprises like this keep us going. We just have to be alert enough to recognize them. So happy you are!

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