So, I was walking along the Charles River the other evening, and despite my intense desire to this hate world and fill my mind with pessimism….I saw this.
I took this picture of a mother goose with her little chicks all cuddled up with each other to stay warm. In that moment my heart was melting. And I hate it when my heart melts because It feels like weakness…but uuuuugggghhhhhhhh BABY GEESE CHICKS!
Just look at em!
Even the coldest, hardest heart has to give in sometimes.
As I walked along the river, the cuteness continued. There were goose chicks everywhere! Some looked like teenage geese, while others were just learning how use their little flippers to walk. Mother and father geese stood guard as their little ones plopped in and out of the river. I have never seen so many geese chicks before, and I’ve never been able to be so close to them! These geese didn’t even care that we were there. I’m gonna say there was probably like, at least 50 geese chicks around me. Waddling with the adorableness of springtime.
I just said the adorableness of springtime… Ugh, I hate myself right now.
But cmon, how can you not feel all gooey inside after watching little chicks waddle their butts and trip over their flippers that are just way too big for their little baby goose bodies?
Anyways, what’s my point here? Oh, right! Ok, the point here is this: We have a way of getting so lost in our heads sometimes that we forgot to enjoy the world around us. We stress about things, we regret the past, we dread the future, we feel lonely, we feel overworked, we feel a lot of things. But then suddenly, a baby goose waddles by and instantly you’re brought back into the real world. You’re pulled out from that dark cavernous head of yours and you remember…..
…Oh yeah, the sun is shining. It’s a blue sky. I have an ice tea with me. And there is complete unabashed innocence and purity waddling right on by. That goose chick doesn’t care about struggles, he just wants to catch up to his buddies who are learning how to grow up and fly. He’s living in the moment….SO WHY AREN’T WE?
Let’s try and find more moments to enjoy. let’s try to find more moments that will bring us into the real world. More moments that will make us smile, because let’s all be real here…. we humans never smile enough.
Go get inspired!
~ The Dark Horse