A Walk in the Park

“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery. Today? Today is a gift. That’s why we call it the present.”
From Kung-Fu Panda

This past weekend must have been one of the most beautiful couple of days this year.  And I did something unusual: I bought a Vanilla Bean Latté, went to the park, sat down by myself and read a book.  The latté wasn’t the unusual part, nor was the book; it was the walk in the park that was a bit peculiar for me.  This funny thing is, the fact that the walk in the park was peculiar for me is in itself a bit peculiar.  Because on a bright sunny day, doesn’t it makes sense to enjoy this perfect presentation of spring?

There have been many beautiful days in my (short) lifetime but there have been few times where I have stopped to appreciate the weather.  So busy are everyone’s lives that they don’t even have time to stop and smell the roses (as it were).  This is a mistake I will not make.  And if Kung-Fu Panda has taught me anything (besides to keep being awesome), it’s that the today is a gift we call the present.