Generally, I have always found it very hard to live in the moment; on a day to day basis, just enjoying each minute of the day. However I am really starting to realize how important it is to live in the moment. Right now, our family is going through an extremely difficult time-we have a very close loved one who has been battling an illness for a long time, and if there is one thing this is teaching us- it is to not take today for granted.
Another family member, who lost his wife a few years ago, gave me the best advice that is forever stuck in my mind: “the little quarrels with your spouse are useless; don’t waste your time together fighting, ENJOY the time together.”
I know this is easier said than done. We can all get caught up in the back and forth bickering, but for the most part, what are those little fights about? Will it really matter who is right or wrong next year, or 5 years from now?
The bottom line is, our life on earth is SO SHORT, and unfortunately some shorter than others. And the kicker is-we don’t know when we are going to die. I could walk outside tomorrow and get hit by a bus, and there is no way anyone could foresee that.
So why spend our days fighting with those we love. We should spend each and every day loving, living, and appreciating our next breath.
So next time you find yourself getting caught up in an argument, try and picture that being your last conversation with that person and remember:
Life is about making mistakes, not regrets.
Life is about learning, not arguing.
Life is about appreciating God’s gifts around us, not complaining about what we don’t have.
Give all your loved ones a hug today and tell them you love them. Because all we have is today.
Until next time..T. xx