I definitely wanted to savor the experience of watching the fireworks last night. We’d be sitting on the beach, the heat of the day dissipated, watching the display.
I planned it in, and was looking forward to it — all parts of the Daily Vacation Challenge. Each day this week, I’m planning in something fun, and really trying to enjoy the experience. Then I’m recounting it here afterwards. (And inviting others to do the same!) Savoring good moments can help make time feel more abundant.
(I discuss this topic more in Off the Clock, my most recent book.)
The fireworks were nice, but anything with small kids makes savoring difficult. We brought our towels to the beach, and then the kids squabbled some, and the 3-year-old was running around, running off, wanting to borrow people’s phones, throwing sand, etc. As my husband noted, about 60 percent of our capacity was devoted to the 3-year-old, leaving about 40 percent for actually enjoying the fireworks.
Which were nice! And the breeze felt good, and the soft sand beneath the towels. So there were seconds of savoring, but not exactly whole minutes. Oh well. In general, it was a good day — a nice run in the morning, a Fourth of July parade with firetrucks (and lots of thrown candy — the kids loved that), an afternoon beach trip, grilling shrimp fajitas and sweet corn, and fireworks
What did you savor in the last 24 hours?
Photo: Little boys watching the fire trucks in the parade