So why take in the moments that matter? People often ask that question and it is a really good question. Shoot, I ask that question. Why not “go for the gusto”, “take the bull by the horns”, “shoot for the moon”, “get on the fast track”, “climb a little higher”, “go a little faster”, or “beat the clock”? It is easy for me to do those things. To hurry a bit faster. Cross off the items on my to-do list and just keep trekking. I can clean the clutter, minimize the messes, reduce, re-use, and not waste on more thing. I can knock out a goal in no time. I can keep my heart and head safe…protected and locked safely behind barred walls. I can earn more money, buy more stuff, and save more too; but when all is said and done, at the end of the day, I still missed it. I did miss it. I missed it many, many times over. That would equate to repeatedly missed it.
I missed enjoying this one and only life I have been given. I missed doing what mattered and I missed the joy and kindness and goodness that came from being within those many, many moments that mattered. Oh sure, one can argue that the busyness of life often does matter. It allows us to provide basic needs for our families, ourselves, and our creative interests and hobbies. I don’t argue with that thought one bit. I am simply talking about this struggle of busyness that wants to take over, lead me away, and keep me stuck living a joy-less life. It is when I become intentional to NOT miss the moments that matter that those crazy, mundane, might just reveal a bit of wow and wonder. I want to be 100%, tuned in, focused and thankful for the joy-gift God is bringing me within those moments. I just need to pay attention. I need to take note. I may even need to just stop.
Do you have moments in your day that you tune in to and make matter? I’d love to hear about them! Feel free to share below or above or wherever that “leave a reply” box is.