it’s a beautifully sunny evening in norrköping. the sky is bright blue. the sun is golden. the trees are now dark green. the air is warm, yet crisp (when the wind blows, or when you happen to find yourself walking through some shade). it is amazing here in sweden when the weather is good. but, i am inside right now. just had some dinner, and ready to settle in with a glass of wine and a little tv watching soon. sounds rough, huh?
today i’ve re-learned a lesson that i seem to have to re-learn over and over again in my life. i think i’m usually aware of it, but somehow the universe always seems to want to remind me again.
here’s the thing. i wrote last weekend that we were going to have a BBQ saturday, and that we did. but, we did it on a cold, windy, and blah weather saturday. not the sunny, warm-ish day we were “promised” by the weather people. hmpf. we (well, not exactly me. hehe) grilled our food outside, but ate inside. it was still cozy & nice, but different from what i had expected. however, the halloumi cheese, tomatoes, mushrooms, onions, & corn from the grill tasted like summer. the glass of wine was refreshing. and the company was fun & funny. so, all in all, it was a great afternoon/evening.
after waiting all day on saturday for the sun to come out (as predicted) and it not happening, i was prepared for a chilly, rainy day of movies and laziness at home on sunday. but, that didn’t happen either. by late morning sunday, when i finally rolled myself out of bed, the sun was shining and there was blue sky with big, puffy clouds. ok. wrong prognosis again. we went downtown and then to lina’s grandparents’ for a mother’s day fika (sweden’s mother’s day was yesterday). again, it was an enjoyable, unexpected afternoon.
this weekend reminded me how important it is to seize the moment! we can’t predict what will happen tomorrow. we have no idea what the weather will be like, or if another opportunity to do something we love/dream of will present it’s self to us again in the future. so, every minute… LIVE life to the fullest! if the sun is shining, take that walk you want to. if you have the time, meet up with a friend. just do it. whatever it is, do it! don’t think that you have tomorrow, live for today. live for this moment. grab onto life. do what you really want. live your passion. take a leap of faith. dream. stop & smell the roses. and trust your soul.
so, today. i did just that. after school, it was so beautiful, that i took a long, out-of-the-way walk home. come along now, take a look around, & walk with me….
seize the day. peace.