I was on a photo shoot and busy focusing on something else
when this river otter came swimming by.
It was there, and then it was gone.
It makes me think about how easy it is to miss out
on the cool things that are going on around us
in the people we know,
and the situations in which we find ourselves.
I wonder if we would discover more joy in our days
and see greater depths in the life around us
if we were to give the gift of a gentle interest
and kindness to others – and their stories
and a little less preoccupation
with our thoughts, and our desires…
Photo © Janice Henshaw 2016