The new year has started.
People are going strong with their resolutions....exercise, diets, learning another language, etc.
We strive to make the new year better than the last.
"Out with the old, in with the new" frame of mind.
We make promises to ourselves to slow down, and enjoy our lives more.
Unfortunately, most of our promises, and resolutions don't last as long as we'd like.
I am constantly, consciously trying to make myself slow down.
It seems life is going by faster as I age. I wonder what it will take to finally cause me to stop myself from rushing from one day to the next.
Longing for the weekend. For days off....for the time to spend with family, and friends.
Being diagnosed with uterine cancer caused me to appreciate the time that I have with my family more than ever before.
When my niece was diagnosed with multiple cancers, I realized how important "time" is...even on a daily basis.
Appreciating each day as a gift was an eye opener.
Taking "time" for granted had to stop!
When I was with my family....I wanted to hold onto each moment with them.
Every time I would visit, the grandkids would have each grown, and I missed it!!
That was over 30 years ago...but it still seems like yesterday.
How did we get from there, to here so quickly? sigh.....
Close your eyes for just a few minutes....... and just breathe in the moment.