I am sitting at the sidewalk below the Byblos fortress, the sun is setting, it was raining all day and the rain seems to have subsided. I can hear the soothing sounds of the waves gently massaging the rocks below my feet. A couple is sitting a bit further than where I am sitting, they are also enjoying the sunset. A man is walking his dog, another is just walking around aimlessly.
I look at the sun, it’s rays blind me for a minute or two, then after a while, I get to see the sun naked, I can see the whole perfect circle, as I focus on it, I can see a circular light turning around it, it’s as if someone is flashing a light behind the sun. I don’t know when was the last time I looked at a sunset.
Today was a good day, even though I woke up, God knows how many times to the beeping sounds of Christopher’s oxymeter, I woke up in a good mood. I had a presentation about self-organization to more than a 100 students, I wasn’t fully prepared as I’d wish I was, but I was ready. My brother Michael passes by to pick me up, we took coffee for the road, then we were on our way to my presentation.
When the presentation started, I was fully ready, I forgot how little sleep I had, forgot that I could have prepared my intro a bit more and just did what I do best… talk about self-organization.
The presentation was successful, I was proud, I was able to share my knowledge with students whom I am hoping that I have touched their lives with as little as one advice.
I then got 30 minutes of uninterrupted time with my brother as we savor some broasted chicken, both of which I haven’t done in a while (seeing Michael uninterruptedly and eating broasted chicken) then head to my next meeting in Byblos which was also a success.
As soon as my meeting ended, I felt a peace linger in my soul. I was in Byblos, the sun was setting and I didn’t have anything pressing to do. That’s when I decided to enjoy the moment and spend a minute or two by myself.
The sun has now set, the church bells ring, I have enjoyed what little time I took for myself, now my motherhood duty is calling and I have two gorgeous babies waiting for me at home.
I stand up, take a deep breath, thank God I am alive (I actually also thank him for all the blessings that he has gracefully offered me since we were talking). I walk slowly to my car and remember that life is all about these tiny little moments…
These moments shape who we are…
And we shape our lives when we stop and appreciate them.
Until another moment presents itself.
When was the last time you enjoyed the moment?!