“Life is a sequence of moments called now”
“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory” Dr Seuss
All the little moments that make up our days are what construct our lives. Our lives are made of many, many moments. Most of the time though, we rush through life from one activity to the next. Days can pass by in a blur. We enjoy life, we notice and appreciate the bigger moments – the catch up with a friend, the birthday celebration, or other social event. The achievements at work, the delicious meal, good movie, the list goes on.
But what about the small, seemingly insignificant moments? The first sip of the morning coffee enroute to work, the warmth of the sun on your back as you watch the kids play soccer. The spontaneous cuddles from your children. The song that comes across the radio and interrupts your train of thought as it captivates you for the first time. Noticing the shifting shadows outside. Pausing to enjoy the crispness of the morning or the dusting of frost on the grass.
We are almost at the end of our school holidays. As I look back at the last couple of weeks, there have been many significant moments that will be part of our family memories. Going to the Wiggles Concert, inventions with a Scientist, play dates with cousins and friends. But there are other moments that I will treasure and savour as well, fleeting ones. The tranquillity and the warmth of the sun as I watched my 3 year old on his swing. The morning cuddles from him. The random and creative creations presented by my 5 year old. The conversations with my 7 year old about God and life, watching the kids play their inventive games. The magic as we drove home late one night through the fog.