Appreciating Your “Meaningful Moments” Of Life

Feb
08
2012

Life is filled with meaningful moments, but the problem is that sometimes we get so caught up in life that we may miss them. So when I was asked what was my MOST meaningful moment of last year I had to think a little. I’ve had a few ups and downs and many great moments from celebrating my 5 year anniversary, traveling with the family, getting back to my pre-baby weight, but what was truly meaningful was not something I did or achieved, it was really a moment.

A moment in time where you feel and notice that, “Yes, this is what life is about!”

That moment was watching my kids play with their great grandfather. It’s amazing that my kids even have a great grandfather in their lives. I could hear their giggles and see the joy in my grandfather’s face. My grandfather is losing his hearing so he usually doesn’t always say that much, he just sits there smiling. But this time we had a long conversation. He confided in me and told me how he was feeling, his fears and frustration with aging, and how thankful he was we came to visit. I felt happy that I was able to be there for him and that my children get to know him. We don’t see him often and I fear I don’t know how many more times they will see him. He is 94. But that moment when I realized truly how meaningful it was, made me tear.

It’s one of those times that fill you with joy and sadness at the same time. I’ve never truly experienced death of a loved one. My grandparents on my father’s side died when he was young, so I never met them and my maternal grandparents and parents are still alive. I’m scared of the day when I will have to cope with that reality, but for now it makes me realize that we always need to make time for these life moments.

We can always say we are too busy for this or for that, but remembering what truly matters are those meaningful moments in life that if you don’t stop to appreciate they will slip by.

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2 thoughts on “Appreciating Your “Meaningful Moments” Of Life

  1. a meaningful moment for me last year was when my husband and i were in kauai on a much anticipated romantic getaway. it was the final day of our vacation, and for the last time we were driving through the tree tunnels. the eucalyptus trees tangle together for miles to form a magnificent canopy over the highway and it truly took my breath away. i rolled down the window and took in the damp, intoxicating smell. i thought about life, how quickly it passes us, how blessed my husband and i were to have the sacred time together, how i wanted to freeze that moment and a sadness for how much i missed tate all at the same time. the striking beauty of the tree tunnels is a snapshot in my mind that i will always remember.

    • Jill,
      Thank you for sharing this beautiful memory. If you get a chance.
      Try to make this comment in the blogfrog box and that way you will be entered for a chance to win. 🙂

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