IT ALL DEPENDS ON THE WINDOW THROUGH WHICH WE VIEW LIFE

WHEN THE SIMPLE BECOMES AN EXTRA-ORDINARY EXPERIENCE

What we see when traveling along the way, depends on the clarity of the window through which we peer at life.

 I am big on turning experiences into memories and this weekend came upon one such serendipitous moment driving to the grocery store. Along the way, a group of cyclists traveled together in perfect sync, slowing traffic and giving drivers like me a momentary glimpse into their practice and dedication. And as I got closer, I noticed these stalwarts weren’t youngsters as I had thought, rather, thirty-somethings and beyond.  I also noticed it was a mixed gender group and one man had the compelling Jamaican phrase, One Love emblazoned on the back of his shirt. This, of course, doubled my admiration and propelled me into a day of reflection and inspiration. The truth is, we are all collectors of bits and pieces of memories that may push us forward, or pull us back if we allow this. How we fare in life is definitely how we choose to respond to our experiences and what we make of them. For what we see when traveling along the way, depends on the clarity of the window through which we peer at life.

This fleeting moment reminded me that I should embrace the journey, both the challenges and the rewards. I believe that we can pull from each experience in such a manner that it emboldens us to step even more boldly as we journey ahead. Sometimes the seemingly insignificant experience though unplanned can reward with unexpected treasures if we open our minds to it. At such moments we recognize that life is beautiful, as it was meant to be. We can enjoy such moments with no compromise. A simple experience like this may be giving us the opportunity to begin a new story.

(What are you waiting for?)

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About marvalousmarva

I am an educator, writer, and community/cultural activist of Jamaican heritage, deeply concerned about the way we shape and are shaped by society. How do we engage the resources around us to realize our creative potential? It is my intention to engage an audience in energetic and provocative discussion on these issues.
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