Prompt: Moment. Pick one moment during which you felt most alive this year. Describe it in vivid detail (texture, smells, voices, noises, colors).
It’s hard to pick one moment when I’ve felt the most alive. Mostly because I’m alive all the time.
But the moments when I’ve felt most alive this year (and all the time), all have a common thread.
I’ve put everything down, looked up and paid attention to the outside world.
Whether I’ve been outside bringing my lunch back to work, looking out the window on the subway or just walking around outside, reminding myself that I am a part of the world at large makes me feel more alive.
Looking up at the sky. Taking a deep breath. Reminding myself that I am more than what most of the world sees. That we are all more than what the world sees of us.
That deep breath while looking out at the world makes me feel like a part of the word at large. And if that isn’t a way to feel alive, I don’t know what is.