Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Only a Moment

"We are here for only a moment..." 1 Chronicles 29:15

A moment.

A particular point in time.

An indefinitely short period.

The here and now.

It's been said that the past is history. The future is a mystery. The only time we really have is now - just this moment.

Many people are so concerned with adding days to their life that they forget to add life to their days.

“We must not allow the clock and the calendar to blind us to the fact that each moment of life is a miracle and mystery.” H. G. Wells

Moments are lost in the 'important'. Busyness crowds out our 'now'.

The truth is, this very moment is the only timeline of your life.

Celebrate that you are alive this very second.

Be fully present in the present.

See the wonder within each treasured gift of time.

Become aware.

Your life is built upon the moments that God gifts to you. What will you do with each one today?

It is the seed of your future, planting and growing flowers of delight. Breathe in the fragrance of the beauty of each second.

Embrace the now.

Be thankful for what is.

“Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such.” Henry Miller

Moments have become so much more precious over the past 10 weeks. I am cherishing each one with my Daddy. Strange...he's living in the moment, yet it makes us sad. Yesterday's are forgotten. Tomorrow's seem too hard to grasp. His mind can only hold the current. Maybe that's what truly living is all about. Why do we try so hard to hold on to more?

It's the moments that make up our years.

My very dear friend, Elaine, wrote a wonderful post just a couple of days ago that further adds truth to what I'm feebly trying to express here. Please click on her name, visit her blog and be blessed.

We Have This Moment (Gaither Vocal Band)

Hold tight to the sound of the music of living,
Happy songs from the laughter of children at play;
Hold my hand as we run through the sweet fragrant meadows,
Making mem'ries of what was today.

Chorus: We have this moment to hold in our hands and to touch as it slips through our fingers like sand;
Yesterday's gone and tomorrow may never come, But we have this moment today.

Tiny voice that I hear is my little girl calling,
For Daddy to hear just what she has to say;
And my little son running there by the hillside,
May never be quite like today.

Tender words, gentle touch and a good cup of coffee,
And someone who loves me and wants me to stay;
Hold them near while they're here and don't wait for tomorrow,
To look back and wish for today.

Take the blue of the sky and the green of the forest,
And the gold and the brown of the freshly mown hay;
Add the pale shades of spring and the circus of autumn,
And weave you a lovely today.

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Marilyn in Mississippi said...

So true, so true! And along the same lines of what I posted on my blog yesterday. This moment right now is all we can hold on to. Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow may never come.

Hope you are doing well. Think of you so often and the situation with your Dad.

Love ya,

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Glad for this moment here tonight before going to bed. It's been a big day of decisions over here. Enjoy your day with dad and mom tomorrow.