MOTD | December 1, 2015

Aside: MOTD stands for “Musing of the Day”. Short posts about realizations, and thoughts that happen across my mind.


Today, I was walking to the subway station. My eyebrows were furrowed as I was thinking hard. I was thinking about all the things I had to do that day, and how I would fit in the things I wanted to do. I brooded about the things that I said I would do that morning, but didn’t because I woke up too late. I criticized my lack of self-control; last night, I told myself that this would be the day I woke up early. It wasn’t.

As I neared the station doors, I realized that the whole time, my gaze was consistently fixed on the ground 5 meters in front of me. I sighed and forced my eyebrows to relax. Then I looked up. Buildings. People. Trees.

I looked higher yet and realized that the sky was blue and the sun was shining. My eyebrows knitted again. Why did I spend so much time looking at the ground when I could have seen what a beautiful day it was today? No. Don’t wonder. Just look around–breathe in.

The day seemed better already.

Maybe you, too, are too busy looking at the ground in front of you to notice the wonderful things around you. Stop, breathe, look around. Sometimes, we forget.

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