A lovely quote along the same veins of Jack Dawson’s desire to make each day count. Or those posts encouraging moms/dads to savor every moment, even as they are cleaning poop out of the crevasses of a high chair, because one day you’ll miss this/that.
But it can be a rather tall order sometimes can it? To savor. To linger. To extract as much as possible from every moment. Because there are times when you just don’t what to. When the upcoming moments seem so much better than the current. Yes life is finite but life doesn’t always seem to care that it is.
We spend our moments sitting on stationary planes, cleaning hairballs out of the carpet, or working to deal with an ant problem in the kitchen. (As an Ant-Man fan, I’m trying to be as humane as possible.)
We also sometimes wish for time to pass quickly. The bad day. The bad week. The deployment. The treatment program for a health issue. We look forward to the weekend, Christmas, the vacation, or even something as simple as bed time.
There are countless posts/posters/whatevers imploring humans to savor, to seek the exciting, yet there is lack of recognizing that it’s not always feasible or desired. We get tired, over-whelmed, sick, or just need a break.
Every day can’t be legendary, if they were, no day would be. Boring is what makes the exciting, exciting. Bad is what makes the good, good.
So you do you, to the best of your ability. Sleep late if that makes you happy. Don’t buy the shoes if don’t what to. Lay on the floor, alone with your thoughts, if that’s what you need. Hide from your kids if you’re on the verge of losing your mind.
Remember very moment may not be legendary but every moment is important. The good, the bad, the exciting, the boring. Extra sleep could be just what your body needs. Use alone time to recharge your mommy/daddy powers.
Because those exciting/cherished moments need us at our best, rested and recharged, and that’s just what the boring/throw away moments are for.
Until next time,
P.S. You are of course invited to ignore everything you just read and do the complete opposite. You do you, you beautiful little human. I will support you and tell you that you are amazing!
Now please enjoy this picture of Loki for no other reason other than, I love him.