I saw these two women sharing a big laugh together as I pedaled by them on the bike path this morning. They were going slow, biking next to one another, not caring a bit about the speed at which they were pedaling. They seemed to truly be enjoying the moment they were in.
"I want to have more moments like that," was the first thought that washed over me.
It's perfectly normal when you've got big things you want to accomplish to be focused and driven and kind of hard core about how you use your energy. After all, it's takes real effort to reach places you've never been.
But here's where reaching your goals can get rather tricky: it doesn't always take more effort to successfully get where you're going, but rather it's the right quality of effort that will bring you what you need.
You don't always have to pedal hard and fast to win.
Sometimes it's in our impatience to 'get somewhere else already' that we miss catching sight of these beautiful slices of life that are happening on the sidelines of our life, reminding us that there's considerable meaning to be found in riding our bike slow, in not being in such a rush, in laughing really hard with a wonderful friend.
There's great power and fulfillment to be found in giving yourself permission to enjoy the pedaling (and the laughing).
I have a feeling enjoying more of your everyday moments is what you're striving for anyway?
Think on this today.
What kind of moments do you want to have more of?
What scares you about allowing yourself to have them?
What are you really saying to yourself, in your life today, about how much you deserve to slow down and make time for enjoying your life?
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