Isn’t is crazy how time works? A month no longer seems like the month it used to be when I was younger. I have no idea where January went, and February is almost over. It reminds me more and more to embrace each moment because they are so fleeting.
I was upset once about something that happened at work. My boss at the time was a huge ass, but he did say something that has stuck with me. He asked me to write down what I was upset about and stick it under my keyboard and leave it for a few months. After a few months (if I even remembered it was there) I was supposed to take it out and read it. I think the whole idea was to show me that in a few months, it wouldn’t even matter.
I’m pretty sure a few months after he told me that, I had given my notice and was working somewhere else, so did it matter? Probably not. But it doesn’t take away what is happening in the moment. I think it only offers to help you deal with it in a more level-headed way. I don’t know. Maybe not though.
I’m thinking that if I had one thing I would tell my kids, though, it would be to embrace each moment of their life. Don’t get so caught up in the tragic moments because they will pass. It might seem like doomsday at the time, but the darkness has highs and lows, just like the light.
I wish I had embraced more of life when my children were younger. I only hope that I am better now; that I am showing them how amazing life can be; how fulfilling it is even though we face demons along the way.
In true SoCS style, I am thinking what a beautiful day it is outside (even though a little chilly still) and I am going to make the most of it and go for my first run of the year outside. I’ve been wanting to do it for the last two days, but by the time I get home from work, it is a bit too dark, and too darn cold. I love running outside, but braving the elements isn’t something I’m willing to do anymore. I just can’t!
Happy Saturday everyone!
Stream of Consciousness Saturday is hosted by Linda G. Hill and Love Is In Da Blog is hosted by Bee at Just Fooling around with Bee. Linda’s prompt today was to use a contraction at the beginning and the end of your post which I managed to do if you don’t count my well wishes at the end. Bee’s prompt was “love letter” which I think I managed to sneak in with a pseudo love letter to my children.