a part of attaching ourselves to the love that is greater than ourselves is learning to appreciate the gift of each moment. no moment ever repeats itself, each moment is fleeting, never to be experienced again. one of the changes i pray for in my life each day is to have the mindfulness to offer each moment to God in thanksgiving for the gift of that moment. some days i have more success in doing that than others. some days i rush through my life, jumping from activity to another, striving to finish each task as quickly as possible so i can move on to the next one. how much i miss when i give in to the impulse to live so mindlessly!
my prayer for each of us this day is that we will slow down and relish each breath, each passing second, remembering the great gift of love that is ours to take and to share. shalom.