Wednesday, December 2, 2009
A moment is all it takes
Earlier this morning I took a silly Facebook quiz to determine my real age. Biologically I'm 44. I have no qualms about aging, but it was something fun to do that my life long friend had already participated. Her age was 23. Mine was 34. Being overweight and a self-described couch potato adds years on, but my overall happiness gave me 10 years youth. That Internet moment of bonding with my friend was one of those minuscule strands of time I speak of. Additionally, she posted a photo of herself and husband taken by her sister-in-law. If a picture speaks volumes, then that snapshot tells me how ridiculously loving they are to each other.
Yesterday was our annual Hometown Day. A company wide day of giving. That in itself is cause for joy, but there were seconds within that occasion is what pushed my sluggish mood up and over the hump to full-on laughter and exhuberance. A conversation from an unexpected phone caller lifted my spirits and aided me in being far less cranky than my aching, tired body and mind wanted to be. Sixty seconds to change a day.
Additionally, nearly each weekday morning I spend about an hour and a half corresponding with someone whom I adore beyond the boundaries of words. It doesn't matter what the subject is in our emails, those approximate 5,400 seconds give new life and meaning to my day. The vitality between the syllables shared is caffeine to infinity. There are 24 hours in a day, but the most meaningful part of the day consists of moments.
What I'm saying is that while people want to look at the big picture. We don't always take the time to see that it's the tiny pixels and specks of brilliant, opulent colors that give us hope, joy, laughter ... the moments in life that often take our breath away.