Sunday, July 17, 2011

a thought for a summer Sunday afternoon

Life is very full, and often, fast. But sometimes, in the midst of it all, I remember something important.

That it's all so fleeting, both the good moments, and the hard moments. In these rarer moments, when I can step outside of myself and remember this, it's easier, also, to remember to really revel in the good moments. To breathe them in, soak them up, and enjoy them fully. And not to dwell too much on the harder ones, angry, sad, or just stressful ones. For they too will pass in the blink of an eye.

Today was the birthday of both my paternal grandfather, who lived to a fairly respectable old age, and my dear sister in law, who passed way too soon. May we all remember to revel in the moments we have with those we love, not knowing how many precious moments will be given to us.

Happy Sunday, July 17th, 2011