As I sat sorting through old video footage, feeling somewhat frustrated at the task at hand, a man on an ATV started riding up and down the street outside my house. It’s a public residential street, and he’s been doing this every day since mid-June, revving his engine and filling the air with exhaust.
But rather than getting annoyed, I decided to look at the situation from a new perspective and find the silver lining. I realized that this man, who is likely in his mid-20s, is wasting his time riding around in circles on a street he doesn’t even live on. It made me grateful for the opportunities I have and motivated me to make the most of my time.
The incident also reminded me of the importance of being efficient and organized. From now on, I will make sure to name my video footage as soon as I record it, rather than wasting time sorting through it all later.
So, thank you to the man on the ATV for providing a much-needed reminder to find the magic in the little things and make the most of every opportunity.