Two days ago I came face to face with life, through death.
We lost a family pet, Lena. She was my son and daughter in-laws dog. She was a friend, family member, and companion. Christmas eve she sat beneath the Christmas stockings, and I was told from a reliable source, that she interfered with deliveries Santa would make. Two days later she gets sick, and two days after that she lost her life.
As we start the New Year and we look to the future we must not lose sight of today. Each moment is precious. Each day is a gift, not to be wasted on a past that cannot be changed, or the future which is yet to be. Today is precious.
We do not know what the future holds, but what we can do is make the most of today. Make each day count by making the most of the gift each day brings, we have no guarantees of tomorrow.
Often we can get busy with life and get on the fast track moving from day to day turning days into run away trains, losing focus on the “now” as we rush forward to tomorrow. When we take each day as it is, a gift to treasure, we can slow down the pace.
Two years ago my sister fought a tough fight against ovarian cancer for six months, with the last three weeks of her life spent in a hospital bed. She was brave, strong and an inspiration to all. Each day I came to visit here I would say, “how you doing today?” The day before she died she answered me with, “It’s not the days, it’s the moments.”
I still find myself, every now and then, falling into the hurry of everyday life. Lena’s death reminded me of my sister’s courageous words and about the importance
of ‘the moments.’ We need to take care of our today’s and the treasures found in those moments.
Treasure the Moments