Those moments when you take a nap with your little sister, and you listen to her soft, slow breathing.
When you get whipped cream on your nose and you smile as you wipe it away.
Quiet afternoons and evenings when it seems as if everything and nothing is happening all at once.
The warmth and crackle of a fire.
Waking up and feeling like you had the best sleep of your life.
Those moments that you have had the intense desire to bake something, anything.
Hearing the comfortable sounds of the rain.
Feelings in your heart that you can't quite explain.
Talking with your mother
Searching deep within your soul for the genuine you.
Not knowing......which path to take.
"We are always getting ready to live but never living." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Whether a moment is big or small, good or bad, mundane or magical; it comes and goes. That moment passes and becomes yesterday. That's all the past is. Time that you'll never have the privilege of experiencing again.
I want to remember these small moments in my life. I don't want to forget.
I want to remember the way my little sister says my name. The way my little brothers' dimples look when they smile. How the droplets of rain looked on the leaves outside the other day. How I laughed with my sister last night. The feelings that I have had in my heart these past few weeks.
I want to live. Live in the here and now. This moment. And cherish the moments that I am blessed with.
I have said this once before: Time passes by much too quickly for my liking. And sometimes, I'm sorry to say, I barely even notice. I don't notice how precious time is.... Until it's gone. That's one of the bittersweet things about life I guess. You have to recognize a moment and jump into it with reckless abandon.
Live. Love. Laugh. Cherish. Smile. Remember. Think. Wonder. Aspire. It's never too late to begin living. There is only now. Now to do something of the marvelous.
These small moments will be a part of our lives forever.