Moments…

A year ago I decided to focus my life on living in the moment…. But as I began to live in the moment…. Well I got caught up in the fact that I wanted to live in the moment… It almost seemed like I had forgotten to just do it…

And I’d ask myself… How will I know if I am living in moments and not stuck in the past or future?…

But here I am a year later… And I guess I’ve taken the advice of a great friend who encouraged me to allow moments to be like eating something with the right amount of salt… Without salt the dish isn’t right… But with it… With the right amount the dish is complete and you don’t even think about the salt being there… You just eat it…

And that’s how I’ve been living life… I’ve forgotten about ideas of living in the moment… How to do it and why it’s important… And I’ve just been doing it… I don’t even think twice…

And in the midst of it all… well someone else told me they want to create memories… Moments for their daughters to remember them by…

So when I found myself in a hollywood costume exhibit on Friday… Well I didn’t think I would be grateful for moments… But I was…

As I walked through the exhibit, I began to realize that dad is the one who taught be how to appreciate movies… And not just any movie, but great films…

When I saw Tyler Durden’s costume from Fight Club and Aton’s costume from No Country for Old Men… I realized the reason I even know what those movies are is because my dad asked me to watch them… And I did…

And in those memories are moments that were created…

Like the moment dad said “you wanna watch Fight Club?” And I said, “well what’s it about?” And of course his response was, “well that’s the first rule about Fight Club. I can’t tell you about it.”

In that moment I was so irritated but now I’m glad that I have that moment…

And then were costumes from the Rocky movies and superhero films… Costumes from Titanic… My favorite film that my dad took me to see…

And there were costumes from Oceans 11… One for each male character… And those made me miss dad just as much…

Because all of those films… The ones that I so willingly saw… Even when I didn’t feel willing… Well they are part of moments I’ll never get back…. But I’m so blessed to have them…

And right now… As I teach a 5 year old what “I’ll be there in a moment” means… Well I’m grateful that I can teach him that…

That I can explain a moment isn’t a certain amount of time… It can be long or short… Full of second, minutes, hours or even days… But it is a moment… And it seems so much more valuable and important when looking back because it is very alive…

And in expressing all of this… Well is makes me feel so grateful that I have moments…

To me… They are one more thing to be rich with… They are one more thing to consider a blessing… One more thing to consider invaluable… One more thing to keep me full and satisfied on the inside…

Because no one and nothing can take the place of them… And no one can place a price tag on my moments…

And I’m ok with that…

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