Monday, October 25, 2010

I Hope You Dance

 
The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.  
~Rabindranath Tagore

Live as you will wish to have lived when you are dying.  
~Christian Furchtegott Gellert

Waste not the smallest thing created, for grains of sand make mountains, and atomies infinity.  Waste not the smallest time in imbecile infirmity, for well thou knowest that seconds form eternity.  
~E. Knight

We are always getting ready to live but never living.  
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

The moment when you first wake up in the morning is the most wonderful of the twenty-four hours.  No matter how weary or dreary you may feel, you possess the certainty that, during the day that lies before you, absolutely anything may happen.  And the fact that it practically always doesn't, matters not a jot.  The possibility is always there.  
~Monica Baldwin
 

My drive home today was very contemplative of life now and life, later.  I thought about life after this one, and how we so often live as if our time here is never going to end.  We spend important moments on unimportant worries.  We forget to embrace those we love simply because we are embracing the laundry or the vacuum.  Having recently lost two very special individuals in my life, the enormity of this loss and the importance of cherishing each day, valuing each moment, is so apparent to me.  

When you rush out the door in the morning, too hurried to give your family a quality "goodbye", step back and truly take a moment to hug them tightly, let your embrace linger, and pretend, just for a moment, that this moment is all that exists for you.  Forget about the drive to work, or the numerous to do lists that await you - I promise, the lists will still be there; however, this moment will not.  It's fleeting and fast and it's precious.  Embrace it; embrace them, those you love and tell them.  Tell them now; today. 

And, I Hope You Dance...


4 comments:

Kiki said...

Beautiful Sheila...a super inspiring reflective post! Pure wisdom!
Many warm HUgs and much love to you!
Kiki~

Heather said...

Beautiful pictures and thoughts. I agree that time is so precious and try to live my life moment to moment with love.

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Love to you and yours, and yes, hug everyone, look in their eyes, and be. Blessings friend. Stay sparkly, I am here.

Kiki aka Victoria said...

HI Sheila
Just poppping in to say hi..and hope all is shiny and sparkly in your world always!
HUgs and much love sister!
Have a beautiful wkd upcoming and rest of week!
Kiki~

Neat..the word-verification is "gorse"..a celtic tree symbol..hmm..interesting message! of course magic would have to happen here!