Last night I had a pre-Thanksgiving dinner with some friends. Yummy food, warm fire, soft music, and interesting conversation – a really good time. When it came to sharing our thanks, my friend Alex said, “I know what I’m thankful for. I’m thankful for moments like this…” His words touched everyone at the table.
This morning at the end of my meditation, it occurred to me how profound his words were. Simple, yet profound. It is “moments like this” that make up our lives. When we reflect back on our days, weeks, months or years, we probably don’t remember most of the events that have occurred. What we do remember are moments that touched us, that affected us in some way, that we shared, and that we cherished…
I can’t help but wonder if each of us is indeed making an album of our life’s “Kodak Moments,” consciously or unconsciously. And how often we let those moments quietly slip by, without really taking them in. At a “moment like this,” if we take a pause, really capture the moment and consciously place it in our album, the next time when we’re in need of a “moment like this,” we’ll be able to recall the feeling registered in our album – and return to that state of joy, love or peace.
So capture your Kodak moments, and make your own album.
If you have a story, please share it. It may change someone’s life. It may change yours. Let’s break the silence. Let’s speak up and help and learn from one another.