We each have a time reference that is centered around a clock, we measure the minutes, hours, or seconds until an event begins or ends. What if we throw a time reference and count the time in beautiful moments?
So fast to rush to and through, we fail to be present and give our full attention to that of being and staying in the beautiful moments that we wish to cherish, but oftentimes miss those most important moments in life.
Think about the very first kiss with the one person that has captured your heart. The warm embrace of being close. The scent that lingers long after they have left your presence, but they are present still. The baby’s first words, first tooth, first loves, first words, and the knowledge of those tomorrows not yet begun.
As I look at uncertainty, I realize there is no other certainty, but the present moment and to worry about tomorrow, actions that have not yet occurred. Escaping moments from our grasp may only be retained by engaging and being intentional with another heart. We seek connection but are often in a hurry to get to the next place or the next thing without being fully present.
As I write these words, I am speaking to me as the one I love will be going through a difficult season. However, as I look into her eyes, I am both fully present and fully mindful. We practice calm, mindfulness, and release of the gravity.
We count our time not in minutes, but rather in time well spent. Counting moments without counting time is how we live a life of abundance.