the good stuff
that rare moment when no one has anything pressing
not an appointment to go to
not an assignment due anytime soon
not a work meeting
not a repair that can’t wait
when the weather is perfect
not too chilly
not too hot
not rainy or snowing
not too windy
when the food is scrumptious
when laughter is the result of deep bonds and precious memories
when the people are your tribe
not moody or pouty, no shoulder chips allowed
These are the memories that carry us through the not-nearly-as-perfect moments (nnapm) that are inevitable and sometimes horrific. These are the moments that all of the Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat posts pretend to be. These are the glorious memories that we pause to relive, again and again.
In the midst of these moments, I find myself wondering how my life can be this perfect, lovely and surreal, because I know full well that I’ve done nothing to deserve this heaven on earth. Still I gladly immerse myself in the good stuff, aware that the nnapm are on their way, whether or not I deserve them, savoring each and every smell, sound, sight, taste and feeling that this blessed moment has to offer. No camera phone needed. No hesitation to be all in.
This is the good stuff.