Worry-Free Wednesdays -The True Value of a Moment

MOMENTS

Dr. Seuss was one smart guy. While it has been a tough week for TJ with a bad eczema flare up, red rashes, hives, flu-like symptoms, and not eating much at all, this quote brings me back to where I need to be.   It reminds me that despite our challenges that these moments will become some of the greatest memories.   We can’t wish them away in worry.  Instead, we need to embrace them.  Life is too beautiful and precious despite its challenges. How can we truly live even through the tough times?


About a year ago during a phase of sleep regression aka sleep deprivation, a friend sent me this. It really hit home for me and touches upon this topic of living in the moments, good or bad, because life is a series of these phases…

It’s Just a Phase

Source: http://www.elephantjournal.com


For much of my life, I let worry take away from some amazing times. Looking back at some of these moments, they are memories that I cherish.   How can that be? How can we let moments like that slip away?

On the other hand, I have a brother who is 1 year, 1 month and 1 day younger than me and he did the opposite.   He always made sure to LIVE his life to the fullest.   I envied him for years for that. That envy has turned into respect and inspiration.   It is a respect that has inspired me to make the changes in my life that were needed. Individuals like my brother are often misunderstood; however, they should be our biggest inspirations.  I know he was and is one of mine.   It is my goal to savor this life through the best and even the worst moments. They make for some of the best memories.


Last Spring, on our long car rides to work and day care, one of the songs that I played for us was “I Lived” by One Republic.   The lyrics to this song are some of my favorite as they are about truly living life.   So as I smile on because I have never felt more empowered, I share these lyrics….

“Hope when you take that jump, you don’t fear the fall
Hope when the water rises, you built a wall
Hope when the crowd screams out, they’re screaming your name
Hope if everybody runs, you choose to stay

Hope that you fall in love, and it hurts so bad
The only way you can know is give it all you have
And I hope that you don’t suffer but take the pain
Hope when the moment comes, you’ll say

I, I did it all
I, I did it all
I owned every second that this world could give
I saw so many places, the things that I did
With every broken bone, I swear I lived

Hope that you spend your days, but they all add up
And when that sun goes down, hope you raise your cup
Oh, I wish that I could witness all your joy and all your pain
But until my moment comes, I’ll say

I, I did it all
I, I did it all
I owned every second that this world could give
I saw so many places, the things that I did
With every broken bone, I swear I lived

Oh, oh, oh, oh

With every broken bone, I swear I lived
With every broken bone, I swear I

I, I did it all
I, I did it all
I owned every second that this world could give
I saw so many places, the things that I did
With every broken bone, I swear I lived”

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What if there’s a bigger picture?
What if I’m missing out?
What if there’s a greater purpose?
That I could be living right nowI don’t wanna miss what matters
I wanna be reaching out
Show me the greater purpose
So I can start living right now
Outside my own little world, my own little world, my own little world”
– “My Own Little World” by Matthew West
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7 thoughts on “Worry-Free Wednesdays -The True Value of a Moment

  1. ladieswholunchreviews

    Hi, when my second son was born with disabilities that required many surgeries and therapies, I spent a lot of time thinking about what the future would bring. I even saw a psychologist and he helped me understand that by being so future oriented, I was missing the present moments. It’s something I still strive to change about myself!

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    1. smilingawayfoodallergies Post author

      Thanks! =) From what I have learned about motherhood…or rather life.. is that it is indeed a series of phases. Some of these phases are stressful when in the moment; however, turn into some of the greatest memories. Therefore, we might as well find any and every way possible to enjoy the ride. =)

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  3. Random Musings

    I love that quote, it is so on the money. Often what we see as the worst times in the moment are fond memories when we look back. The moments we thought we wouldn’t get through, but looking back we did and we see how strong we really are!
    Thanks for linking up to #AnythingGoes
    Debbie

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