This morning I went to the grocery store to pick up a few things. As I was loading my groceries into the car, I heard the beautiful honking of Canadian geese. I paused to watch the geese fly over head and disappear before continuing on my way.
When I was growing up, I often paused to look at beautiful things: beautiful flowers, unusual rocks, delicate spiderwebs, the glitter in the moonlight snow, the stars. I’d stay up late in the night to watch meteorite showers and eclipses.
I was blessed to marry a man who loves to pause for beautiful things as much as I do. Together we go outside to enjoy meteorite showers, eclipses, and sunsets. If need be, we hop in the car to drive to a place where we can we have unobstructed views. We always pause to marvel over the skillful weaving of a spiderweb or an interesting bug. And we always pause to watch the geese fly overhead. If we are inside when we hear their haunting honks, we drop everything and run outside to watch them fly.
Here is a short video of Canadian geese flying. Pause for a moment and enjoy.