It’s only 7:23 am, and it’s already been a busy morning. But as I step out of the medical building time stands still.
The sun is peeking from behind the lingering morning clouds, streaming through the trees. The dew on the grass glistens in the weak golden rays. The birds that mark spring’s arrival are singing the new day's praises.
And in the midst of it all, I stop, close my eyes, and breathe in deeply. No matter what this Monday brings, these 30 seconds have centered me.