When have you seen a sunset last time? I mean a real one. Theoretically there is one every day, and this shouldn’t be a surprise for you. But when did you actually take the time to sit and to watch it, consciously? Some time ago, right. But why don’t you do that regularly? Because it became normality? Or maybe because you are busy with something else in the evenings? What is your excuse?

Yeah, it became so normal and given that we take it for granted. But actually it is not. There are so many people who are not able to enjoy sunsets for various reason. But you are able to, and still do not value that gift. Yes, we are chasing schedules, plans, responsibilities, money, material things. We are so busy with those that we do not see the little pleasures of life. And even worse, we do not appreciate them anymore. When has been the last time you stopped to behold a blooming flower, to smell it, to appreciate it. You can’t even remember. You have been busy rushing through your life. When has been the last time you stopped at a creek to watch the water jumping over stones and roots, to marvel the reflections of the sun, to appreciate. Probably ages ago, when you have been a child. When have you smiled last time into the face of a stranger? You ¬†might be surprised, the smile might be returned. But I forgot, you are too busy and focused on the little screen of your smartphone. You do not even recognize the people around you anymore, nor the beauty of nature.

But isn’t this what life makes beautiful? Aren’t the small things the ones which make you happy long-term? Isn’t it the beautiful rose in the neighbors garden or the rays of sunlight between the trees? Isn’t it the smell of the wood and the grass after a heavy rain? Isn’t it a sunset after a long day? Oh yes, the sunset, with all it’s colors and atmosphere. When the sun slowly sinks at the horizon, embedded in clouds in various shapes and colors. And the world slows down for a moment. Yes, this is it. This is life. This is happiness.

And now turn off the TV you are gazing at every evening. Move your lazy bum outside and watch the sunset. Watch it with full conscious and gratefulness. Life is beautiful, isn’t it?