Don't Miss A Moment
I am truly amazed at how rapidly this year seems to be going
by. It seems like only yesterday it was Christmastime and now we are
already headed for June. I think this may be a good sign, though.
They say that time flies when you are having fun. I am sure then
that time flies even faster when you are choosing love and sharing joy.
I am becoming aware, however, at just how short even the
longest life here on Earth is. I see children swinging at my son's
school and I can remember when I attended that same school and swung
on those same swings. I give my son and daughter a hug and notice
that they are almost as tall as me now. I can remember, though, when
I could hold them in the crook of one arm while I rocked them to
sleep. I mow the lawn near the graveyard by my home and remember all
of my loved ones who have passed. Then I realize that my body too
will one day be resting under a headstone and that my time on this
wonderful world will be over as well.
I am doing my best then not to miss a moment of this glorious
life I have been given and I urge you not to miss a moment of yours
either. Enjoy every day that God in His love has given you on this
world. Take the time to pet your dogs before you put on their
leashes for a walk. Take a second to smell that baby's hair when you
hold her in your arms. Take a moment to sneak a kiss when you bump
into your dear one in the kitchen. Take a little while to watch the
sun go down and the moon rise up. Take a hour to walk among the
trees and flowers and feel God's gentle, loving breezes on your
face. Take a minute to call your Mom, Dad, Grandma, Grandpa, Aunt,
or Uncle and tell them that you love them. Take the time to write an
inspiring letter or say an encouraging word to a friend. Take all of
the precious days of your life and use them to bring more joy, love,
and oneness with God to this world. Life is short. Don't miss a
moment of it.
~ Joseph J. Mazzella ~
[ by: Joseph J. Mazzella (joecool@wirefire) -- from 'Inspired Buffalo' (InspiredBuffalo@lighthouse.net) ]
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