When life is as steady as the flow of your favorite stream and all is well
with you, troubles are far from thought. Unimportant actions seen to really matter.
Your occasional jaunt with a friend to the great outdoors becomes something
of a given - accepted routine. Taken for granted just as many other trails you walk in your lifetime.
You work every day to make payments for possessions really not
important to your life. Unimportant things which seem to really matter. So you
go uninterupted, meandering through these thickets of life without concern. Not really
impressed with their true insignificance. Maybe it is just the lack of understanding as to
what really matters.
Then one day the person with whom you have shared such 'insignificant' jaunts
through life is suddenly unable to share the simple life with you. Years of collecting material
possessions through unending hard work, excuses replacing true knowledge, opportunities slip
by silently and swiftly as the years come to an abrupt end.
And now, perhaps too late, your appreciation for that simple pleasure, the
simple act of fly fishing becomes stronger than you could have ever imagined.
Not that it is the only pleasure in life you wished to share with that person,
but it's simplicity becomes even more evident when it cannot be shared any longer with someone
Stop, take a moment before you run to the favorite stream alone. Offer to
share it with the one closest to you. Maybe tomorrow will be too late to realize what matters are
the simple pleasure of life shared.
Stop! Take a moment to call them to your side and share your simple
pleasure with them.
Show them what really matters. ~ David Salamone