me Life and Times of the Fireflies: Simple Treasures

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Simple Treasures

We are living such a fast paced lifestyle, stuck in a superficial rat race. From beeping phones to flickering red lights reminding us of a string of unread messages, to a host of other modern day diversions....we tend to get easily distracted and lose out on the small things. Whether it's a conversation with an almost 4 year old, reading a book or making a birthday countdown chart; or encouraging words offered to a pre-teen, coupled with a coffee date, milkshakes and shopping; or a hilarious story told by a 9 year old while curled up in bed just before bedtime, and getting equally soaked into a video game together....I know I'm sometimes guilty of telling them to hold. Although I'm a hands on mom, sometimes I get distracted and lose out on life's biggest treasures, that are often found in the smallest of things...

There are some days we get lost in the world, where we chase things that are meaningless...where our smiles are brought about by fickle things. There are times when we lose out on life's biggest treasures, because we are blinded by the mirages of the world. Mirages built by human hands, sold to us by human souls. There are times we lose out to the countless treasures, because we become distracted....lured by the charms of a shallow existence...

But there are moments too, when we are reminded of our gifts. Reminded by a smile; reminded by a tear; reminded by the cheerful banter from the backseat of the car; reminded by the roaring laughter at the dinner table. These are the moments that the smile starts from the depths of your heart, and gets tattooed in your mind as a warm memory. These are life's biggest treasures, found in the smallest of things, sometimes lost because our heads are clouded and we are distracted by the charms of the world....







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