I got some news the other day that literally made my stomach fill with millions and millions of butterflies of joy. I remember the exact moment. It was 5.25pm when I read the email. I saw the notification on my phone, but since I was on a call, I went to my computer to check the email. As I read it, everything went blank. I read it over and over again to make sure I was actually reading what I thought I was reading, I jumped, I squealed, I frantically texted, and of course I revealed the news to the person on the other end of the call. Looking back it wasn’t a life changing moment, yet it was the perfect moment coming at a perfect time.
It got me thinking that maybe life is not just about life-changing moments, but about those little perfect moments that come at a perfect time and turn our stomach into a million monarch butterflies all taking off at the same time. Sometimes we put so much value on life-changing moments that we don’t realize perfect moments happen all the time. Sometimes they’re brought on by the smile of the person we love, other times by something happening at the perfect moment, and other times they just come slowly and take us by complete surprise when we find ourselves in the middle of them.
That moment the other day reminded me of that joyous feeling when we see someone at the airport that we’ve longed to see, feeling their hug as we see them coming down the stairs before they actually hug us. Those are the perfect moments.
So here’s not more butterfly moments, to more uncontrollable smiles, and more jumps for joy!