This should always be one of the topics that we come back to from time to time, a reminder of what is really important.
There is no doubt that the older one gets (speaking of ages between 25 and 60 years) the more demanding and busier one’s life becomes.
We find ourselves getting caught up in a whirlwind consisting of work deadlines, payment deadlines and various other schedules that keep us hopping. It makes you feel like life is one big blur.
Just blink and suddenly you find yourself asking the question: “Where has the time gone?”
And yet as busy as this faze of your life is: climbing the corporate ladder, chiseling out your career and moving from one position to the next; this is the very same faze when you get married, start a family, build a home and develop something that is worth more than money could ever offer you.
A life of companionship, love, laughter and fond memories shared with those you care about.
It seems that the only time we stop and take stock of these moments are when something drastic takes place, then we are reminded of how important it is.
Why do we seem to find ourselves here from time to time and why do we always need to be reminded not to neglect our heart (which we claim matters most) in times such as this?
One of the greatest sicknesses this world faces today is that of being too busy to create memories many would long for after they are gone.
I’m reminded of the movie “Click” with Adam Sandler who gets hold of a ‘special’ remote that allows him to alter time, fast-forwarding through the moments that feels mundane, only for him to discover that he ends up missing most of his life and that which truly mattered.
This is a movie worth watching; it gives one perspective of how short our time here on earth is.
If our desire is to create memorable moments within our lifetime, then we need to remember that they are created within a moment and it takes time to cultivate. You have to be there for them to be created.
If we are not careful, we could miss the opportunities life presents to us in any given moment.
There are no real meaningful ‘retakes’ with a moment, miss it and you would have missed the chance to create it.
While many like to hide behind their busy schedules, it’s unfortunately not really a valid excuse. The truth is that you are making a decision as to what you choose to value more.
Unfortunately for many, that means finding their value as a person within a position or a paycheck.
The reality is that there will always be something that must be done; but moments to create the memories with a loved one (whether with your spouse, children or a family member) – those won’t always be readily available when life seems more convenient.
Live within the moment rather than trying to capture it.
We are fortunate to live in a time where we are able to capture many wonderful memories on camera.
Whip out your phone, take a snap and post it on social media for everyone to see.
While it is a good idea to capture a moment on camera, many get caught up behind a lens instead of in the very moment that lies before them.
A camera may be able to capture a moment, but it will never be able to capture your emotions and how that particular moment made you feel. I mean, really feel.
Quickly think back to the most amazing moment you can think of or perhaps even the most devastating moment – chances are that neither of them was captured in front of a lens.
Instead, it sits hidden within your heart (and mind) and reminds you of how you felt in that moment.
This is how real moments are created in life.
The most important moments in your life will always come from your heart (for which you had to be there). It triggers how you felt when you think back on them causing feelings of nostalgia.
Don’t allow the business of life to rob you of moments you wish you could hold on to. Moments happen in a blink of an eye and if we are not careful we will miss them.