It was when I got a waft of scent from the wisteria and noticed that it has more flowers this year that it has every had.
It has been growing in a pot for many years, throwing out the occasional flower, biding its time but oh it was worth the wait!
We probably tend to think that paradise is somewhere else. But if you pay attention every day can have its paradise moments. It could be the smell of wisteria but it might be the friendly smile and wave of a toddler on a bus, the sun on your back, a surprise visit from a friend, the beauty of a sunrise or ten minutes to yourself in the middle of a frantic day.
It might even be that although life may not be the way you want it right now, you remember that you are not in a war zone, you live somewhere safe, you are not hungry...compared to some you are already in paradise.
What was your paradise moment today?