I took this picture on Saturday, May 16th at Bluffer’s Park Beach. I was watching the sunrise with my teen, after an all-night Lord of the Rings marathon. When you’re up that late, you might as well stay up till dawn.
My daughter said to me on our way home, that she just had an incredible moment, and that she will remember this day as a highlight in her COVID-19 experience.
Fortuitously, I was reading the book “The Power of Moments” by Dan Heath and Chip Heath at that time, and realized that I had just created one of those moments described in the book. When my daughter looks back, this moment will stand out. It will stand out against the COVID sadness, the uncertainties, the frustrations, the loneliness, the fog, and the meltdowns.
My takeaway was to make it my mission to continue to deliver these moments to my loved ones, my friends, community, students, colleagues, and clients.