So many ideas for the blog today hit me this morning on my drive in to work.

Here are all of the possibilities for the post I had in the span of less than five minutes:

  • Thankful for the Edges: appreciating the lines between dark and light which produce something more beautiful than each alone
  • Thankful for Soaking It In: instead of taking a picture (which I ended up doing afterwards) how great to just soak in the moment and savor it with every ounce of my being
  • Thankful for Beautiful Coincidences: as I turned the corner to see a mind blowing you beautiful beam of sunshine lighting up the side of a bluff the car radio emanated “and I don’t want a never ending life, I just want to be alive while I’m here,” the same lyrics I was just blogging about yesterday
  • Thankful for Learning From Da Vinci: in an enlightening biography of Da Vinci I learned of how he used to experiment with painting in different lighting to see how differently things looked. Today I was able to see a clear contrast between the fall colors in light and shadow.

So why did I finally choose “A Pull Over Moment?” While thinking of my blog and taking in the sights around me I went around a corner on Highway 61. The view around the corner was mind blowing! Not only was there a bluff lit up by a stray sunbeam, but there was even a rainbow across the river!

Without hesitation I threw on my blinker, put the car in park, got out, and took a picture. I put my phone back in my pocket, drew in a deep breath, and just soaked it all up. Sitting there on the side of the road and savoring the beauty around me was awesome. I’m so thankful for taking the time to pull over and enjoy the moment.

Life is an incredible ride. Sometimes there are things so awesome I have to immediately pull over for them. Others may pass by but I choose to soak those moments in, they make life worth living. So much love and appreciation for those pull over moments!


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