by Diana Pasquini, San Juan Ridge Family Resource Center
Joni Mitchell nailed it in her song, Big Yellow Taxi:
“Don’t it always seem to go
That you don’t know what you’ve got
Til it’s gone….”
Life is a series of fleeting moments filled with little things we take for granted. Freedom. Peace. Love. Support. Trees. Rushing Rivers. Singing Birds. Laughing Children. Sunshine. Rain. A Hot Shower. A Comfortable Bed. Good Health. These are only a few of the myriad of things that easily go unnoticed when they’re here and are sorely missed when they’re gone.
As we prepare for Thanksgiving, rather than merely counting our blessings, we should savor and appreciate them. Making every moment count is one of life’s greatest challenges; but mastering the ability to live fully in each moment is worth the effort. What’s passed is history. What’s yet to come is mystery. All we have is Now. That’s a lot to be thankful for!