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Monday, March 28, 2011
Looking back, over my life I can remember taking a lot for granted. Things like thinking I would stay young, smart and or even living forever. Obviously forgetting that life disguised as time, would eventually change myself and everyone else too. Not only in the way we physically felt and looked, but most importantly the way we think.
These days, I get up feeling and acknowledging how truly blessed we all are. Thank god, I'm personally not awaken to the sounds and smells of war and the countless numbers of deaths that are part of its results. In some places around the world its all some people know, breathe and live constantly. Lately though, some have begun to stand up and fight back against the insanity of their dictators, who for whatever reason believe that an oppressed nation is a happy nation. Surely, I sympathize with them for having to exist under these conditions, but unfortunately, if I were asked to change places with them for a moment or a day, my answer would be simple and clear.
In a word...NO!
Although, I sincerely do wish that they could experience the peace and tranquility, I sometimes take for granted in this country, at least for just a moment in their time. In comparison to their everyday world, I guess my life here on this side of the fence... really is paradise.
So, here's some thoughts on what I'm doing to sow and reap Magic Moments...
I've got to continue to enjoy this life that I have by first recognizing that I must first begin to live it, love it and share it. Understanding that everything that exists, happens for a reason; That every thing is not all about me and that somethings do take time, and in fact there is more to life than just sitting around and contemplating on how to speed it up, while forgetting that without a plan to where I'm going, I'm destined to end up some place else.
I must strive to be steadfast in gaining a better appreciation for the people, places and things that impact my love for life. I have discovered, that it may be as simple as looking up and instantly being overwhelmed by a beautiful sunrise or sunset or hearing and listening to the birds that sing, or caressing the flow of air that I'm able to breathe even though I can't literally see it, yet knowing that its there in abundance every time I arise to see a new day.
Remembering the experience and answers I searched for, on one occasion as I looked down on the remains of a loved and respected family member, who had lived her life on earth for 94 blessed years. As the feelings of hopelessness and pain raced through my core, I suddenly realized that through all the sadness and heartbreak displayed in that building, my subconscious senses were now being repeatedly bombarded with the awesome and awakening sounds from none other than a newborn in attendance three rows behind me. Their tiny and incredible utterances of love, joy and happiness, miraculously drowned out my selfish tears of sorrow and woe.
The rewarding results of that small "Magic Moment", was huge and gave me reassurance that life will continue to go on with or without me, but while I'm still here, its a responsibility of mine to give back into that which I partake of.
Mark Twain said once that, "Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see". In like manner, I've heard it said that, negative thoughts create negative beliefs which govern our attitudes and actions to create negative beliefs. So if this is a true statement, can you imagine what impact positive thoughts will and would have on ourselves and those we have influence on?
Just Live, Love and Share life. Strive without regret to give these intricate and important factors your very very best each day.