“Life is a succession of moments, to live each one is to succeed.” Corita Kent
I have wasted too many moments waiting for the next. As I get older and life moves at the pace of a bullet train, I realize that while I’m waiting – for the weekend, an upcoming vacation, or the end of a difficult circumstance – I am missing out on the present and all its richness.
There is a rhythm in the mundane that makes the extraordinary possible. A casual conversation with a business associate, friend, or neighbor can turn into a moment of enlightenment or encouragement – each giving to the other a bit of themselves.
I know that I have spent too much energy being frustrated while stuck in traffic jams or standing in long lines when I could have chosen to practice patience and an awareness of my surroundings and of others.
I have surely expended too much of what remains of my valuable time browsing the internet from boredom when I could have taken a walk, had a conversation with a friend, or read a good book.
Magic happens in the mundane moments of life. It’s here that we come face to face with ourselves; and from these encounters hopefully we will grow and take advantage of these times to share our energy, talents, resources, and love with those we encounter along the way.