We live our lives and participate in such great historical events and even find ourselves, well, at least I do, on television and in the paper as a professional official. And in so doing, I am constantly in the limelight, working a high pressure position and maintaining a high profile career. And I love my position and I love the pressure and attention, as I work better under pressure and enjoy performing in front of crowds, even live, international crowds.
But there are also little things in my life that I love and that I live for: These little things, these rare occurrences, these magical moments, including the thunder and lightning storm that happened the other house where I live in Seattle. It was an amazing spectacle, a display of awesome power and the beauty of nature. And later that week, as I sat outside on my deck enjoying the summer sun, a humming bird came by to enjoy the giant daisies in my garden. These little moments, as well as the big moments, I both love and live for and relish.
Words and photo copyright 2015 by Eddie Edwards.
This Labor Day weekend we returned to the fundamentals of slowing down, grilling and enjoying nature. Sometimes we just need to get back to the basics, as cliché as that sounds, and enjoy the simple things in life. It’s also a time to enjoy the little things in life.
There is so much we cannot control and so often we cannot even get a handle on the big picture. But we can control how we spend our free time and what we do with our families. And on this holiday, at the end of summer, it’s best to enjoy the leisure time of the season as we all get ready for the big push back to school and work. So slow down, grill, enjoy nature and enjoy your family.
One of my students gave me a flower today and it made my day! Sometimes it’s the little things in life that make all the difference. And sometimes it’s when plans don’t go right, and you end up in a different place and a different time than you wanted, that something new and great happens to you! When I work so hard to make a difference in the lives of my students, teach them, hope to be a good influence on them, it’s all worthwhile when I finally get to see that I have made a breakthrough.
My son has been a model and actor for years now and gotten several small parts and magazine photos and then I discovered today that he is all over the web! He is now on Google images so if you go to Google and type in his name, you will see his modeling picture there and the picture of him that tulips.com featured. It made me so happy to see him there and was totally unexpected so it made me surprisingly joyful!