These "captured moments" are some of my best photographs as a amateur photographer. Each of them spoke to me, created a memory, and taught a lesson. In sharing them, I hope you benefit from the lessons learned.
Barely visible at the top of the picture is the ocean as the tide is rising. The increasing volume of water creates turmoil, conflict, and noise. Despite the churn, notice the calm and stillness of this reflecting pool. We must build reflection time into our daily lives so that learning, growth, and development can occur. That commitment to reflect is never as important as when the stress of life increases leading to hard knocks along the rocks.