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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