As I walked Dusty earlier this evening, I had the chance to stop and watch the sunset.

Part of me didn’t want to.

It was cold (it’s winter here in Australia).

It was getting dark.

I wasn’t sure when dinner was going to be ready.

But for some reason, I felt compelled to stop.

Life is so busy and frantic sometimes, that we forget to pause.

We miss the sunsets.

We miss the birds singing in the trees.

We miss our kids growing up.

We miss the sights and sounds that add colour and wonder to our world.

Let’s try not to be too busy and important that we can’t stop for a moment.

Let’s look up from our phones.

Let’s take a moment to be grateful.

Let’s pause and breathe and smile.

And let’s watch the occasional sunset.