It is surreal. For someone who doesn’t usually like to focus on herself or draw much attention to herself, I find myself in the strange position of putting myself out there and pushing something I created. Then again, I wrote the story so people would read it. I find myself following authors on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and blogs – looking for hints about how they market their books. It’s fascinating to me and sometimes feels a bit egotistical but I suppose we all have that little streak of ego that helps us move forward. It is probably a good thing. Listening to that ego only takes a second and sometimes it pays off.
Today is the last day of June. They say we get a whole extra second today. That extra second could make a world of difference to someone today and I find myself thinking about that second. So many possibilities in one second. I know in one second, the second I pushed that button to publish, I made a dream come true. It takes just one second and a person ready to take that second and make the most of it.
It feels like summer today. So many seconds make up a summer day, roughly 86,400 seconds. Seconds of laughter. Seconds of hazy heat. Seconds of cookouts. Seconds of music playing into the night. Seconds of splashing in the ocean. Seconds that make life wonderful. Take those seconds and try to enjoy them.
As the Daughter and I were getting ready this morning, she was regaling me with stories of her first day at 4-H camp (which was a huge success thankfully and put this worried mother at ease), I took a second to just look at that little 6-year-old face. In that second, I saw her happy and innocent, enjoying life in its simplest form. Out in the woods, out in the lake, out with people having fun singing camp songs. No electronics. No real worries. Just sunshine and laughter. Seconds of life that hopefully she will some day remember and smile about.
Go make the most of your extra second today.