January 2, 2017 – Live for Today

Monday, January 2, 2017

Happy New Year!

Welcome to 2017.  We may not have flying cars, like Marty McFly from Back to the Future, but I think I had one of my best new year’s moments ever yesterday afternoon.

No technological toy was thrilling me.

Instead, my husband, my son, my daughter, our dog, and myself saw what we considered magical — dolphins.

For those of you who live near the beach, this might be a common occurrence.  To those of us who are normally land bound, to be given the opportunity for even a minute to see those magnificent creatures in the wild was amazing.

Our dog happened to be entranced by a few seagulls and was happily trying to chase them into the ocean, when I looked out to see the dorsal fin of a dolphin fairly close by.  The dolphin was at the edge of the wave, much closer than you would think possible — most likely due to low tide.

My son was able to snap a photo before the dolphins swam off into deeper waters.  I  could post it here, but then you would be seeing how large you could make the picture in order to spot a teeny tiny dorsal fin poking out of the water.  We weren’t able to get a picture of one of them coming out of the water for a breath.  But I’m okay with missing the photo.

Why?

Some moments are meant to be experienced in person.

Live in the moment.  

Remember the past, plan for the future, but live your life today.

May your new year be filled with peace and joy.