I recently read someone’s blog that reminded how precious every moment is, because life can change in an instant. And it inspired me to write…
If there is a moment in time worth remembering;
If there is a person you need to spend time with;
If there is a thing you would like to do;
Don’t put them off until you have everything else done and in order, because your opportunity is now, and it may never come again. (Besides, I have never met anyone who has actually done everything and now wonders what to do with all their free time – life just doesn’t work like that.)
When I was young, I remember often being too busy to visit my grandmother (thinking all the while that she would always be there). I often rushed through coffee dates with my sister because there was so much more I had to do (and now she lives more than a 1000 km., away and although we are still best friends, I hardly ever see her). Maybe if I had seen more of her, she wouldn’t have moved away, I doubt it, but one never knows for sure.
I heard someone say, “Life is short, blink and you miss it,” but I prefer to say, “Life is too short to be wasted so take time to pause and enjoy it”.
So even if you have a list of things a mile long, that should’ve been done yesterday, and someone calls you up for a visit, set a little precious time aside for them. (They may need to talk to someone about a problem or they may just want to see your smiling face and share a laugh or two, either way who knows when you will get that chance again, if ever.)
If you are out for a walk and happen to see the most glorious flower or brilliant sunset you have ever seen, grab your celular phone and take a picture. Because I can guarantee that no matter how much you want to remember it just the way it is, in time, your memory of it will fade.
If something happens that you want to cherish forever (from your baby’s first step; or your boyfriend’s proposal; to the nicest, most encouraging thing that someone ever said to you), take time to write it down in your own personal journal, every detail and emotion. When I look back on these things whether I am lonely, sad, just reminiscing by myself, or with a friend these carefully described entries bring great joy to my heart!
Remember time is the one thing we can’t control (how much or how little we have), and can’t buy back, but we can decide how we spend the time we have…
Truly, the simplest things in life are the most important, (and my laundry can wait until tomorrow)!
Hope you have a wonderfully memorable day!