Embrace Each Moment

cropped-The-Light1.jpgHave you ever wished your life could be like a movie? You know what I’m talking about. The soft music in the background. The intense music, when appropriate, to set the mood. The scripted perfect words for every situation. Let’s not forget how fast they can get from point A to point B. The rising conflict that is resolved in under two hours. The fairy tale ending.

Let’s face it, life isn’t like that. It’s messy. A 6 hour trip will take 6 hours! We don’t always have the perfect reply. In fact, there is no such thing as a happily ever after. The truth is, movies and books set us up to want something that doesn’t exist.

The secret is to be content in the midst of this messy life. Seize those moments when sweet music would be great in the background. Those moments that take our breath away. The ones we cherish in our hearts forever. The moment you first hold your new born child. The moment when your child looks up at you and hands you a small bouquet of freshly picked weeds with such love radiating off their face. Put those memories in your special memory box inside. We all have one. But it does have a storage limit. Use your space wisely.

It’s the small moments that make all the tough times worth fighting to get through. Faced with those gut wrenching, agonizing times in this life we each have a choice. It’s a simple choice. To hold onto the bad memories or the good. You can’t have both, because the bad will consume you and drown out the good.

Be sure to make a mental note of the gooey hands that wrapped themselves around you and know that those moments are few and far between. Cherish them. Put them in your memory box. Don’t clutter the space with bad memories because then there will be no room for the good.

Take the time to smell the roses and watch a few sunsets along the way. Embrace each moment as the gift it is.

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