Laughing with somebody till the tears run
down your cheeks. Waking up to the first
snow. Being in bed with somebody you love.
Whether you thank God for such a moment
or thank your lucky stars, it is a moment
that is trying to open up our whole life.
If you turn your back on such a moment
and hurry along to business as usual, it may
lose you the ball game. If you throw your
arms around such a moment and hug it
like crazy, it may save your soul.
I don’t know about you, but I am guilty of moving through my life on automatic pilot and not savoring those special moments; not all the time, of course, but too often. And, the thing is I usually have no reason to be in hurry mode. To give myself credit, I’m better than I used to be, but it saddens me to think of all the special moments I don’t throw my arms around and hug like crazy. So, today I am going to make sure I don’t turn my back on such moments, but stay open and feed my soul!
Today I will hold Mary Oliver’s words in my mind: …Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?