I’ve always been enamored by the idea of “Life Moments.” Those moments in time where life stands still and you are simply and completely awe-struck. They’re times of celebration; times of pause.
What are those highlights for you?
A few that stand out for me (which all include my husband, Bill!) are:
–Swimming with dolphins in Key Largo as one of the dolphins and her calf repeatedly swam just beneath us—and with us—beckoning us to join them in their underwater play, watching and following our every move.
–Singing “Hey Jude” with Paul McCartney as he led a choir of 20,000 in a packed arena; the house lights were shining brightly on all of us, with many concertgoers in tears (“…na na na na na na na…”). Goosebumps!
–Watching the sun set from Mallory Square in Key West, where thousands gather nightly to celebrate nature’s ritual; as the sun melted into the water on the horizon, everyone stopped what they were doing and paused in complete respect and reverence—you could hear a pin drop.
–Ringing in the New Year (see photo above) on a cruise ship deck with family and 3,000 other partygoers; dancing in the warm breeze under a starry sky to Kool and the Gang’s “Celebration” amidst noisemakers, confetti, streamers, flowing champagne, and fireworks.
–Renewing wedding vows on our 10th anniversary deep in the peaceful Redwood forest, sitting on a blanket underneath giant skyscraper-like trees towering over us and sharing a bottle of wine and words of deep gratitude with each other.
These special moments and how I felt will never come again; not in the exact way or precise form. When I think back on these precious flashes of life, none of them were things I could have planned; each extraordinary and unique experience simply unfolded right in front of my eyes in its own glory and magnificence…and left me speechless.
Following your joy involves being open and ready for these moments to take the reigns and grab ahold of us. Moments like these call for us to be:
1) Conscious and awake to our lives
2) Intentional about how we live
3) Appreciative of all that comes our way
What an exciting and wonderful part of life! The quote on my vision board above my desk is by good ol’ Anonymous: “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the number of moments that take our breath away.”
For another fun and inspiring post on a great run of life moments, be sure check out this one.
What is a “Life Moment” that stands out for you? Love for you to share!