Yesterday was Monday. Back to school, back to work, back to traffic, back to rushing. Another day over before we knew it? Before we know it, we will be Christmas shopping and welcoming a new year. Is time passing us by? Are precious moments each day being missed in the rush of modern living?
Today I watched a video on Madhatters blog featuring older women reflecting on the life they have lived. Watching it I was struck by how time is racing by in my own life.
What will I wish I had done differently when I am older? What will I regret?
Already I have a few. I wish I’d savoured every good night hug and kiss when my little ones were full of them. Enjoyed more, tiny hands slipping into mine as I walked. Appreciated every bunch of flowers plucked from the garden, with no stems. Relished the chaos as my gang arrived home from school and delighted in the scramble for my lap when I said I’d read a story.
As I look back I sigh, remembering all that is past, but I’m also mindful of the many moments today will bring me. Some day in my future, today will be a time to remember, the chat about school, the school bag thrown in the hall, the smell of perfume from bedrooms and the goodnight kiss before bed.
Today I intend to stop the clock and pause, just long enough to smile and inhale the moments as they happen, before it is too late, before I have any more regrets. Today I will spend time being, just as these ladies so wonderfully express it.
“One today is worth two tomorrows”.
If you have a spare few minutes please watch this. It will make you think and I hope it will make a difference in your life.