Earlier this month, I was fortunate to meet Bob Dillion/@ideaguy42. I have followed him on Twitter and Instagram long before I met him in person. It is always nice to meet respected difference makers and sources of inspiration face to face. Bob Dillion spoke at #i11i Leadership Day-the prelude workshop to the Iowa 1:1 Conference. During his message, he called on us all to appreciate the beauty in play, making, and discovery. There is beauty in this, but too often we are too busy to notice. Since we are too busy to make noticing a priority, awesome stuff happens without our knowledge. Not so awesome stuff happens, too. Both desperately needing our attention and response. And this is, well, simply…sad.
Last evening, I spent time spring cleaning the photos on my phone. I have at times wondered what moments I miss in my attempt to capture, keep, and share those moments. As I transferred photos and deleted photos, I saw what perhaps I did not see when I initially tapped my screen. I saw more. I took time to appreciate what I had captured. I love, love this picture of a young lady with her special guest creating stories together on the iPad. I think they laughed with one another most of the time they were with me.
That day, during that hour, I noticed the beauty in play, making, and discovery, and I am thankful I just happened to snap a pic. As we all get busy with the change spring brings, I hope we all remember to notice and appreciate the beauty in play, making, and discovery as Bob Dillion prompts.