Cherish Every Moment You Can, Like Taking A Snapshot
I just returned from being with my parents for 18 days.
My mom had another surgery for her bladder cancer. I was honored to be there to help in any way.
Because they both were 3 weeks out from their second Covid vaccine, I was finally able to fly to be with them.
I haven’t been with them since last July, when my dad had health issues.
Consequently, I found myself feeling deep gratitude to be able to be with them again. I found myself cherishing my moments. Like taking a snapshot in time.
At almost 66 years old, I get to still sleep in the same house, the same room, and the same bed, as I did when I was a child.
Hence, I know how extremely fortunate I am. Not many people my age, get to experience this.
Cherish every second.
Enjoy the moment you’re living in.
I looked up, as I often do, what others say about a topic I’m writing about. Here are tips, to help you to cherish, I found on a site I’ll include at the bottom; in case you want to read more:
- Spend more time in the present: You cannot change the past and if you’re always living in the future, it’s difficult to appreciate what you have going on right now. One way to start living more in the present is to fully engage in each moment.
- Start a gratitude journal: Get in the habit of writing down at least five things every day that you are grateful for.
For instance, I have been writing in a gratitude journal now for over 25 years. I choose to write in it every morning. Some people like to write each evening.
For me, I like to set my day up in a successful way, therefore I choose to write in the mornings.
- Spend time with your loved ones: It’s easy to get caught up in work, and errands. Make a list of the top most important people in your life. How often do you see them or hear their voices?
Plan to spend more time with the people you care about the most. If they live far away, plan a video chat or phone call once a week or so.
- Stop for the little moments: Most people wait for the big, life-changing moments to be happy and appreciate life, and it’s one of the biggest mistakes you can make.
The great majority of our days are made up of little moments that pass us by, moments that truly define our lives. Learn to stop and cherish.
When you ignore the little moments, you miss the big picture, and life becomes all about waiting for the next big thing.
So, you need to stop, look around you, and let the little moments appear in front of you. You will be amazed at how many wonderful things you could have missed out on!
Begin to stop and cherish people, places, and things around you.
When you notice the little things in life, they become a source of joy, as if they are larger than life, and that will help you cherish your existence a lot more.
Consequently, when I stop and cherish and appreciate my moments, my attitude shifts, my energy increases, and my vibration is raised.
Finally, I am living less on autopilot. I find I’m living in more joy and love more of my present moments.
Let me know your thoughts on what it means for you to cherish. I’d love to hear from you!
With love and appreciation,
PS. Here is the link to read more on living a life you cherish:
PSS. Below is a video of my precious Mom, Mary, playing the organ before I left.