It's easy to get caught up in the hustle of our lives. Our days can pass in a blur at times causing us to be everywhere else but the present moment.
I have a lot of gratitude right now as I'm on vacation in Scotland with my wife, Neila Steele. Scotland is a very special place to us. On our walk today, we passed by a bench and I noticed some writing on it. We sat down and read the quote. Such beautiful words:
"Pause awhile and connect the landscape to the quiet of the sky"
This quote made me reflect on how easy it is to lose sight of the present moment. It reminded me how lucky I am to have such a great partner in my life. A person that not only means the world to me but has been there for me through some very difficult times. To Neila Steele, I adore you and am so happy you married me 23 years ago this week. You have been my shining star and you have such a kind, caring, and compassionate heart within you.
As Neila and I sat on the bench looking out at the sea, the quote devoted to the memory of Nicola Marshall made so much sense. I hope she spent many days on this bench looking at the beautiful view seen in the photo below.
And to all of you reading this, how does this quote resonate with you? How present are you to the beauty that exists in many different forms in your own life? Do you pause and connect enough? Do you express enough gratitude for the good things in your life? I hope Nicola's quote moves you to take action on being more present to the beauty in your life. Thanks for reading.
KAUST Faculty, Pedagogical Coach. Presenter & Workshop Leader.IB Educator. #RunYourLife podcast host.