Hermann J Steinherr quoted:
“Life is to live, so enjoy every moment it offers us.”
Moments are with us but for seconds and minutes. If we do not enjoy or appreciate them the first time round – there is no second chance.
Often, I can become caught up in the organising of an occasion, forgetting I should also be enjoying myself. Organising is great but there has to be a time in which one switches off. I am not the solution to everything, nor should I want to be. It is too much of a responsibility!
Sometimes the mishaps of a day out or occasion can actually help one to remember the day. How many people do you know who roar with laughter about funny events which took place years ago? I can think of several which my family bring up from time to time. Life is short and to be honest there are often quick solutions when things do not go to plan.
I recall my wedding 11 years ago (how time flies); a few day guests left their seats and an evening guest sat in what they thought was a spare seat. I beckoned over one of the co-ordinators and asked them to deal with the issue. What was the worst that could have happened? It really was not that big a deal but I wanted my wedding day to run as smoothly as possible. There were several other mishaps which guests would not have even noticed. Of course, I will be keeping these to myself!
I have found when we are focused on the process rather than the person – we miss it. My husband always reminds me that people matter far more than anything. Take my children for example; when they spill a drink either on the kitchen floor or themselves, my first thought is “Look at the mess I now have to clean up”.
will tell them off which only makes them feel bad. Cleaning up the mess/changing their clothes is easily rectified whereas restoring a strained relationship is not.
Are you thankful for each moment in your life? If not for the event itself then perhaps for the lessons learnt.
How do you stop taking life for granted?