A couple days ago I had the opportunity to meet a lovely couple who have been married for sixty-five years. The lady is 83 and her husband is 90. While talking to them I not only had the chance to learn about how strong the bond was between the two – finding a couple who have been married for over half a century is becoming more rare. But also about how quickly time can pass by.
Before ending my conversation with the couple, the lady stopped me to say “my eyes are failing, my ankles are fat and I need a walker to get everywhere… you need to make sure you enjoy every day you have.”
This conversation struck a nerve with me. I believe in being mindful and understanding to live in the moment, but it can be so easy to get caught up in the world-wind that we call life. We need to actively enjoy every moment, feel as much as we can whether it be good or bad and understand the joy of being here.
It’s extremely hard to live in the moment right now when we have so many doors to unlock virtual realities: instagram, facebook, television, netflix, video games… that we can easily get swept away from what’s really around us.
There’s nothing wrong with using technology, but I encourage you to actively look around you. Please look around and enjoy where you are. Hug your mother, sister, boyfriend, wife or dog. Enjoy what you have and make sure to make the most of what you can.
Now, I know this post has nothing to do with my usual content… I will be posting weekly, but it’s only going to be once a week for a while. As I want to be outside during these beautiful summer days, enjoy my surroundings and spend some much-needed time with my friends and family.
Take care and enjoy your day, friends.