Saturday, February 25, 2012

Don't Let Life Pass Us By

I'd gotten behind on my writing commitments this week so I spent the day catching up. Tonight as I sat down to do an update, ideas eluded me. So borrowed a page out of my lovely spouse's book. I looked for good quotes on life and the first one that jumped out at me seemed to fit me right now.
“Every moment you get is a gift. Spend it on things that matter. Don’t spend it by dwelling on unhappy things.”  - Celestine Chua
I think we can all agree, that it's easy to dwell on unhappy things. After all, if we live long enough, unhappy things happen to us all.
It's part of the ebb and flow, but it seems some folks can't seem to hit PAUSE, or even better ERASE when it comes to in thinking about unhappy things. They STOP, REWIND, AND PLAY those scenes over and over.
But Celestine had it right. Every moment we get is a gift -- a chance to experience something truly extraordinary. But if we dwell on the unhappy things, the gift will pass us by. 

10 comments:

  1. Very true, one more reason to enjoy each moment!

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  2. I agree, it is best to live in the now and not think of sad things that have happened. I try to do that as much as possible.

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  3. So true, every moment is a gift and what we do with that gift is our gift back to the giver of the gift....I shall treasure it or waste it away on foolishness of the negative influences found in life...My blog this morning was similar in thought....choosing to be a Light in the world of darkness....a light of joy, a light of peace, a light of hope....well...I'm on a roll here...I'll not use up all your space...! Happy Sunday

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  4. Very true. When we write, however, we sometimes dwell on unhappy things because they enrich our writing and we find meaning out of them. They make us appreciate happiness more, rejoice in what matters.

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  5. Ever since I lost Rich I've been living that way. Life is for living and making memories. Enjoy it for all you can! Glad you're doing OK.

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  6. So true Rick. My Dad was such a good example of someone who always smiled through the rain and I try very hard to let go of the junk and stick to the hope of things to come. Hope your week is a good one!

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  7. I admit that I dwell on bad things too much. I am getting better, but I still do it more than I should.

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  8. I'm getting better at this. Also, trying to live in the now. First I spent my life looking forward, then back. Now I'm just trying to take it a day at a time :-)

    Hope you're doing okay.

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  9. Very good advice. Thanks for the reminder.

    RetiredKnitter-Elaine

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