Sometimes when I’m traipsing around, I have to stop and remind myself to be present in the moment. Often I’m imagining where I’d be or what I’d be doing if I were in my RV or travel trailer (no, I don’t have one, but would like one). I think about how far I could adventure without the worry of having to find lodging if I venture too far. Actually, I spend a ridiculous amount of time pondering about the type of recreational vehicle that would work best for us, but that’s the subject of another post.
When I bring my brain back to the present, I’m often surprised at the beauty I’ve been ignoring in favor of my RV fantasy. It’s the little things that make traipsing around so much fun.
Just looking at how the sun is reflected on water can fascinate me for hours. When my kids were small I used to tell them the sparkling light on the water was the result of fish taking photos of them as they walked by. That was back in the day when people actually used cameras with flashes. Now with cell phones, the flash is almost a thing of the past.
Sometimes it’s just as interesting when you spot nature watching you.
It’s the small things that we’re too busy or preoccupied to notice that bring beauty into our days. You really don’t have to look far, you just have to be present.
Even the man-made creations are architectural marvels. This gal was impressed at Oxford University, the oldest university in an English speaking country. Walking through the campus was awe inspiring.
RV or not, there are plenty of things to discover and they’re sittng right under my nose. All I have to do is open my eyes and look around.