I read a quote about time a while back and it has stuck with me. It said,
“Life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer you get to the end, the faster it goes.”
It’s funny, but I’m finding out, it is oh so true. In my youth, I couldn’t wait for the days to flip over so I could get to the weekend. Celebrate that special birthday or go to my favorite concert or party or other event. I wanted to ‘live!’ To experience all the fun I could. Not be caught in the dull-drums of those other boring moments of my existence.
This year, however, I hope to put a new resolution at the top of my list. I choose to start each resolution with a new verse, to…
Celebrate every moment of life!
Life is not all laughter and sunshine. It is not all happy and carefree. And even in the worst of times, it’s not all bad. Those sad, bad, horrible moments have made me into the unique individual I am today, just as did the happy and joyful ones. And, for the most part, I like the person I am. Sure there are things I need to work on…like loose the Christmas pounds I gained, save money for a rainy day, finish my novels. But first and foremost…I will enjoy it. My stomach may grumble, however.
Looking back on 2010, I relish in the fond recollections of happy times. But I’m also focusing on those smaller moments. How prayer and faith kept me hopeful after an abnormal biopsy led to surgery. The joy I felt after learning there would be no cancer. The warmth of friendship as I shared in the grief of lost loved ones. The simple moments of just talking with my children. The comfort and love filling the room as my spouse simply sit and watch a movie together. Some were boring dull-drum moments, but the best of moments all the same.
Some may think its old age making me think this way, or senility, but I want to believe it is wisdom. And I’m glad I’m not too late to see it. This year, I will make my New Year’s Resolution:
- To celebrate every moment as if it is my last! For that’s what life is made up of…moments.
May you all have a blessed New Year!