Today was a beautiful fall day in New York City.  The sky was a light blue, with little wisps of clouds, and the air was very crisp and dry. When I left the house this morning, I hadn’t noticed any of that.  All I could think about was the fact that I didn’t have time to get coffee before I saw my first client.  How was I going to make it through that first hour without my caffeine fix?  I was anxiously working this out in my mind as I was driving.  More anxiety, so many cars and people, bicycles, horns honking.  You get the picture, right?  All of this without caffeine.

In the middle of all of this chaos, traffic, and anxiety, something amazing happened.  As I was sitting at a traffic light, a monarch butterfly appeared by my window and floated around in front of me.  She gracefully said hello and then drifted off through the air, looking gorgeous.  Do you know what happened?  Right there in that moment, I smiled, took a breath and felt her grace.  Suddenly, I noticed the sky and the crisp air.  I also took a moment to say “thanks” for my life and blessings.  She was a beautiful little messenger of gratitude and grace.  Thank God for her and her message to me to be aware of all of life’s details.  ♥

Are you noticing the details in your life?