I’ve been a bit self reflective recently, I admit. I’m not sure what the deal is, hopefully not cancer of the brain or something.
Whatever is going on I ended up watching this video 4 times today. Its making the rounds on the interwebs. The video is of Sloan Churman, a 29 year old woman who is recorded as she hears ANYTHING for the very first time. Its truly an inspiring experience to watch.
The First Time is Special
Its a gift to be able to see things with fresh eyes and with a new perspective. Too often we get distracted by what we already know to look for what we don’t. Its hard, I admit (again).
But that’s one of the things that make sunsets so special. You can see a new one everyday even though its the same event. Same set of characters. Same circumstances. But its always an outcome that has some unique qualities to it.
I need more of that in my life.
The First Time Matters
I’ve come to a point in my life where my “firsts” come farther and farther apart from each other. The result is I’ve begin to lose that wonder that we experience when we do those things for the very first time. Life even becomes a bit drab. Or at least it can. And that everyday wonder I should have is robbed from me.
Its those firsts that remind me–us–that life matters. And that life is full of surprises. And I should look for those everyday; not just some days or one day soon.
Of course there is something to be said for seconds and thirds too. A lot to be said actually; but its the magic and wonder of the first time that makes it special even if it doesn’t make it practical.