Looks like another blazing week in the Valley of the Sun with temperatures stuck in triple digits. I'm Trying to relax and stay cool on this Friday afternoon, reflecting on my interactions and things I have witnessed lately. The more I live, the more I start to focus on the things that people do versus what they say.
Lately, I have been engaged in a lot of discussions about life and relationships. There are many moments that make up our lives, and some of them begin to define our lives and relationships with people.
No matter what goes on in our lives we are faced with choices every day that we are here. In the moment of making decisions we are often relying on our past experiences or stepping out on faith in order to move forward. It is in that moment that we learn to trust our experiences and our instincts to impact our future.
I'm pretty sure that we can all go back and find a moment in a relationship and determine when we decided the kind of relationship it would be. I have some friends that knew the moment the first met someone that they would end up marrying them. I think that may have been a pretty powerful moment to have vision of a future with another person.
These thoughts about moments have also taken me to think about moments that we made decisions about taking things to the next level. And by next level I mean in our relationships and in our lives. What was it that had you going from good to great and from great to amazing?
Have you had any defining moments in relationships? Did they strengthen the relationship? Or weaken the relationship? Have you had a moment that made you want to be better? Better person? Better friend? Better companion? Better leader/role model? What can those around you say about you this moment?
At the same time that I ask these questions of myself, I can also ask what am I doing with this moment? Are we doing the right things in this moment so that we are looking forward to the next moment?
Regardless of what is going on in our lives, we should cherish this moment as we will never get it back. As you prepare to enjoy this weekend, appreciate where you are and enjoy the people in your life. The moment that you have tomorrow may be different, but the fact that you can enjoy it is the opportunity you must take advantage of.
Live life and be amazing!
“Any so-called material thing that you want is merely a symbol: you want it not for itself, but because it will content your spirit for the moment.”
“Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.”
“I'd rather have a moment of wonderful than a lifetime of nothing special.”
“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.”
“What you need to know about the past is that no matter what has happened, it has all worked together to bring you to this very moment. And this is the moment you can choose to make everything new. Right now.”
“You can't let one bad moment spoil a bunch of good ones.”
“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment.”
-Henry David Thoreau
“The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing... not healing, not curing... that is a friend who cares.”
“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, 'What! You too? I thought I was the only one”