Capturing a moment…

This morning we headed to the beach, again (I know!) – for someone who doesnt like the beach I’ve been there quite often these days.  Anyways, this was special because family was in from out of town and we wanted to take some family pictures at the beach.  Not only the beach, but at sunrise.  Yes, sunrise.  So, just before 6am we were all ready on the beach for the first lights of the day with the professional photographer. 

There were a lot of pictures being taken today.

I was able to capture a moment, of a moment being captured… 

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what makes you happy?

So this weekend, my family and I headed to the beach, something my daughter loves to do.  It’s funny that I live in Hawaii, but I don’t like the beach.  It’s not so much the beach I don’t like, but the water, and the sand (haha, which make up the whole beach!).  So I usually make camp in the shade of a tree somewhere and watch everyone else swim and play.

This trip to the beach, I had a moment.  For a split second, I felt like I had a moment to myself.  As I was laying under the tree, reading my book, I happened to look up and really see what beauty was around me.  It’s funny that I was on the chapter that says: “what is happiness”.  I mean, it was really a nice day.  And for a moment I was lost in the day, without another thought in the world.  Of course, the moment quickly passed, but that quick moment was so nice.

What is happiness?

There is a lot of beauty in Hawaii, much of which you just pass by without even a second glance.  I’ve really started trying to slow down and really see some of it…

Palm trees anyone?

A flower spotted on my walk to work...

Everyone really needs to slow down.  Take a moment, have a moment, share a moment.