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Treasure the moments

October 1, 2010

It’s October already! Where did the month of September go? It seemed to fly by. Has anyone else noticed how time seems to go more quickly these days? Or is that just a sign that I’ve been around the sun a bunch of times?

I remember when I was young that time seemed to pass so slowly. One summer, I played solitaire every day for almost 3 months, just waiting for the day when school would start again. I thought that summer would never end! Oh, I didn’t just play solitaire. I also read several books. But you get the idea.

These days, the weeks, months, and years fly by. Sometimes I have to stop and think about what year it is now.

And yet, even though time seems to slip away from me, I still take the time to pat my cats, to sit and watch the flame on my hearth candle cast a warm glow on the room, to visit my rose bush which is blooming with fall roses. I still take the time every day to meditate and perform my daily devotional prayers. I still take the time each night to write down at least three things for which I am grateful.

I make my plans for the future. I take mostly manageable steps towards my goals. Yet, I also know how important it is to sit and contemplate my life, where I am headed, am I on course, and of course, to write my thoughts in this blog. Reflection is such an important part of life. It’s the part that gives depth to the moments.

I have so many dreams, so many plans, so many goals. They urge me onward. Yet, I know that each must be tackled in its own time, in its own way, and none of it will even matter if I don’t remember to take time to be present, to treasure this moment now. Sometimes it’s just the feel of my partner’s hand in mine, or the nuzzle of a kitty against my skin, or the sight of a full moon rising that gives me pause, a moment captured amidst the racing minutes and hours and days, a timeless moment I can hold in my memory to take out and treasure all over again.

Remember to treasure those moments. Hold them close to your heart. It’s the moments that make the journey worthwhile.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Michael permalink
    October 1, 2010 8:07 pm

    Linda – that is some beautiful writing. Thank you too much. I am happy to know you.

    • lindacostello permalink*
      October 2, 2010 1:38 am

      Thank you, Michael! I am also happy to know you 🙂

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