Life has a way of ensnaring us into it's so-called rat-race and deceiving us into placing value on things that in the long run or in the end holds nothing of real worth whatsoever. Temporary satisfaction if anything. One thing I've learned about temporary satisfaction is, it's forgotten about as quickly as it was lived through.
It seems I"m at an all-time high of 'feeling' the treasure of placing priority on the people I love. I think back to the times when my children were little and asked me to do something with them or for them and I replied with an "I'll do it later", only to realize that years later, many of those on-the-spot promises of 'later' never took place.
I'm not reflecting with the purpose of being saddened but rather for the purpose of a second chance of doing life a little better in the here and now. With more experience and wisdom of how quickly time and opportunities pass us by, I more clearly recognize the importance of an opportune moment with my loved ones. Those specific opportunities with my children are long gone but life's not over and there are the present moments to experience in all their fullness, the fresh opportunities for wonderful experiences to become wonderful memories someday, which are awaiting their unique turn at life's new blessings.
And maybe it's just something that comes with age but having the understanding that a second chance at what has lasting value, such as, treasured moments with loved ones, and opportunities to express the treasures they truly are to us is a priceless gift from God. Another opportunity to do it better from the heart is the very heart of love of God and His never ending grace.
There are so many hidden blessings in each and every day, sometimes it's merely a matter of us choosing to breathe in the moment and recognize it as the gift it truly is.
Breathe in the blessings of this day!