enjoying the world around

I did not sleep very well last night.  My oldest dog (Scooter) decided that he wanted up at around 4:30am.  He wandered the house before wanting to get back up in bed with us 20 minutes later.  By 5:30am, he wanted up off the bed again.  I was annoyed and tired and decided to just get up.

Once I got up and let Scooter outside, the younger dog decided to get up as well.  Of course he did.

I put the younger dog (Finn) on the leash and went outside into the cool dark air.  It was quiet and there was a chill in the air.  As Finn walked around the yard trying to find the perfect spot to pee, I took a breath and looked up.

Above me was the clearest brightest sky I have seen in quite some time.

I took just a moment and looked around at the stars and the moon.  I even considered, just for a second, taking a picture.  It was so bright to my eyes.  But I immediately dismissed it because this is the kind of image that even the newest phone cannot capture.  It would have been a waste of effort…and it would have taken me away from enjoying the moment.

I often struggle to take a moment like this in.  I spend my morning trying to get things done before I have to tackle the rest of my day.  But just for a moment I allowed myself to enjoy it.

It was early.  There was a chill in the air.  The dogs were still a bit annoying.  But as I took a breath I realized that I need to do more to enjoy the world that is all around me.

Kirby Hasseman is the CEO of Hasseman Marketing, a full service marketing agency located in Ohio.  Learn more about Hasseman Marketing here.  And if you are interested in have him speak at your next event, you can learn more here.

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