...........114 days left untll 2016...........
...if you look closely, you will see a good friend sitting on the edge of that rock, spending time sorting through the moments of his life, and pondering some of his next moments. Time spent up in Rocky Mountain National Park with some of the truly remarkable leaders I've the sacred privilege of mentoring always seems to yield both unexpected and life-giving moments.
Today is going to be one of those busy days, with a rather large series of planned moments (and most likely unplanned ones showing up, as well). Getting ready for the morning walk/run my olde brain has become fixated on a word we all probably use, even quite unconsciously:
My favorite English dictionary defines the word as:
moment, a noun
: a very short period of time
: a particular time : a precise point in time
: the present time
How long is a moment?
What all can take place in a moment?
When did a moment, in your own life, change your life…
…for the better?
…for the not-so-good?
What moment(s) are you planning for today?
What do you really mean when you tell someone, “Just a moment.”
How do you feel when you’ve something really important to share, and you’re bursting with hope and enthusiasm and you are told to wait “…for a moment?”
What was your best moment yesterday?
What was your worst?
In this moment, what will you commit to doing with the moments that are just waiting to show up in your own life today?
How might you ignore them?
When you are made aware that “this is today’s moment” how will you treasure it?
What, as you move through this day of yours, will you do to make the most of the moments that appear out of nowhere…let alone, what will you do to make the planned moments more fulfilling than you might imagine right now.
I hope and pray for you moments that will bring you to stop, pause, and be thanks-filled with how, this day, you are honestly blessed to be alive and breathing and capable of blessing others when they least expected to be blessed…at all.
…and now, I’ve gotta go run
…in just a moment.