The Most Underrated Moments In Life

Lukas Schwekendiek
2 min readJan 9, 2022

The alarm clock rings.

You turn over and the clock reads 5:15 a.m.

With a heavy heart you get out of the comfort of your bed.

You push your soft, warm blankets away with a heavy sigh and look up.

The sun outside your bedroom window has barely risen yet which gives the whole day a sense of calm.

You go down and brew yourself a hot coffee.

The smell of the dark brew is somehow refreshing in these early morning hours.

You take your coffee and open your garden door and step outside.

The cold morning air and the smell of the wet earth hits your nose.

It’s quiet. Everybody is still asleep. Even the birds are not making a sound.

The day has not yet truly started and somehow, just for a moment, everything is okay.

This one moment here before the busyness of the day starts, there is nothing going on.

There is no stress, no problems, no negative feelings. Nothing.

In this one moment, everything is alright.

Moments of peace and quiet, moments of reprise, moments, single moments, where the world stands still.

These are the most underrated moments, even though they happen all throughout the day.

When you get out of the shower after an intense workout and actually feel your muscles take a deep breath.

When you loose your sense of self as you gaze upon a beautiful sight that takes your breath away for just one instance.

When you smell the morning dew on the grass at your feet or when you truly experience a hug and feel it with your entire being.

It’s not the moments itself but the realization of the moment when we notice that everything is alright that matter so much.

We can find this in each and every moment if we choose to look for it.

So, as you read this, I encourage you to take a breath right now, to let go of the stress you are holding in your shoulders, forehead and the muscles around your eyes.

And as you exhale remind yourself that right now, in this very instance in time, for just this moment, everything is alright.

Lukas Schwekendiek

Life Coach, Speaker, Writer. Published on TIME, Inc & Huffington Post.