Today I was driving back to my office and was overwhelemed by the beauty around me. The clarity of the world. The wonder of nature and spring and cherry blossoms and bright blue skies.
And I realized something, I haven't felt this wonder about life in general in a very long time.
I'm in awe of my kids and there are days that their sheer existence brings me joy I didn't know possible.
But that feeling of being one with the World -- of feeling present and grateful of that presence has alluded me for some time.
Today it felt like I took off a pair of tinted sun glasses and for the first time all the colors came into focus. It made me catch my breath and marvel in just how much beauty there is.
And in that moment I gave thanks. I gave thanks for my life, for my husband, for my babies, for my family and my friends. I gave thanks for the cherry blossoms, and the warm sun and the blue sky. I gave thanks for what I have and the ability to go after what I want.
I can't really explain it adequately but I felt whole and full and it was wonderful. I smiled and I laughed and I inhaled deeply.
Things are coming into focus and I'm seeing the colors again, in all their wonderful vibrancy.