Moments. That steaming cup of coffee in your hand. That smell of bacon floating through the house (even better, that taste of bacon). That waggle of the basset hound on your neighbor’s leash. That fiery sunset blazing across the evening sky. That giggle of the toddler in the shopping cart in front of you. That mother cooing and calming her infant in the diaper aisle. That simple “sweet dreams” uttered at the close of day. Moments. To. Notice. Moments to be thankful. Moments to live in awareness.
You can do it. You can pause and notice and grab onto the precious moments of this life and stop being distracted with the things that don’t really matter. You can live with gratitude. Even in the hard places.
For this month of November, this month of Thanksgiving, let’s choose to be fully alive, to “SEE” [detect, observe, witness, recognize, comprehend, appreciate] the Moments in our daily lives. For these thirty days, let’s choose …
To focus on doing the things that will matter forever.
To see and feel and listen and touch and taste.
To attend to relationships.
To give grace and forgiveness instead of anger and blame.
To forego judgment and embrace understanding.
To regard kindness and patience and faith as essentials.
To surrender the need to always be right.
To understand the value of time, that life is short.
To silence distractions.
To realize that some risks are too important not to take.
To stop worrying about failing and to start doing.
To Love because in the end, there is nothing else.
To. Keep. Loving.
In. All. The. Moments.
For this month of November, when the hourglass of 2020 is sifting to an end, let’s choose to …
Be willing to love.
Be willing to be loved.
Be willing to know.
Be willing to not know.
Be willing to say yes.
Be willing to say no.
Be willing to protect.
Be willing to let go.
Be willing to hold onto.
Be willing to rejoice.
Be willing to pray.
Be willing to be thankful.