Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Make Each Moment Count

Beverly had me DVR "Oprah" for her the other day, and we watched it last night. Now don't any of you think I have become a big Oprah fan, because you would be wrong. But this show was about people who know that they are dying, and how they are coping with it. It was really fascinating to listen to people who a few months ago were living the rat-race -- and how clearly (and quickly) their lives have become prioritized.

As I watched, I once again was made aware of the fact that we all need to live that way. Who knows when what we say may be the last words our children or spouse ever hear from us?

Every time I hear Tim McGraw's "Live Like You Were Dying", it is a wake-up call for me. I want to stop taking days -- or even moments -- for granted. I want my time on earth to be spent in ways that will make a difference.

So that is my goal today: Make each moment count.


Jeff said...

While I'm not surprised to hear you are a huge Oprah fan, the story is a great reminder for me to quit living like there are plenty of tomorrows.

As I watch my kids grow, I realize more and more how fast time passes and how important it is to use each moment to make deposits in the lives of other people.

Beverly Ross said...

I, too, was extremely moved by that show. I desperately want to leave a legacy of love. The awareness of death propels us to step into what really matters most to us. I want to learn to step into more loving behaviors - no matter what. I was so touched when the professor that knows he only has months to live wanted to speak a warning to his baby daughter about the future boys/men in her ilfe: "Don't listen to their words but watch and believe their behaviors."