Back in 2005 a book motivated me into leaving the demanding work environment of a Big 4 CPA Firm in New York City in search of finding better quality of life.
This book was different because it was written by someone that I interacted with multiple times. What made Gene standout was that although he was the Chairman of KPMG a large accounting firm he was a very approachable & nice person.
One of the highlights of the book is when Gene writes about the perfect moments in life. Those moments when everything in the Universe aligns and you experience happiness. These moments can arise in the most unexpected moments but what makes them stand out is the experience you leave with.
My Alertness on High
I came back to Puerto Rico in 2006 trying to keep a balance in making money and having fun. Fast forward to 2012 my life took a take a turn for the best. I became less dependent on material things and even closer towards the importance of family.
Since becoming a Dad those perfect moments happen more often. When I see my daughter accomplish a milestone or just observe her as she progresses I get quick reminders that we are only here for a short period of time and I need to cherish that moment.
As I saw my daughter the other day dancing with my number 1 mentor (Uncle Irving) I quickly realized everything had aligned so that my Uncle, Grandmother, Lucy, and I could spend the afternoon together enjoying the breeze coming from the ocean while we listened to a Funk, Disco, and Soul Playlist on Spotify.
Seeing my daughter interact with those who I love was the key component to it being a perfect moment. Seeing how at such an early stage she loves her Tio Tito and how those moments will always be captured in my head and through the lens of a camera.
Tears can Be Added
I tend to tear up often as I am doing now just thinking of the awesome day I had and how I am so blessed to have great people surrounding me who make time to spend with my daughter.
What is a Perfect Moment
To understand the components of what makes a perfect moment we can have a discussion here. I had a special moment before I reviewed this post I was holding my 18 month old daughter while we both look at the moon. I wonder how many more people came before me and did the same. I made it a special moment.
Open your ears, heart, train your eye; enhance all your senses so when that next perfect moment arises you can enjoy it then and there.