Cherish the Moment

Recently, I was discussing a book about Alzheimer’s with someone.  I was reminded of a quote in the book, even when you get tired of answering the same question over and over be thankful to hear their voice.  One day you will not be able to.

This stuck with me.   How many times do I get tired of hearing the same stories at work? Of repeating the date and what’s next multiple times or repeating myself?

Yesterday, when I was in my office, trying to catch up on some work one of my talkers approached and began telling me one of her stories.

I reminded myself “be thankful you are hearing her voice. One day you will not”.  My entire attitude and heart shifted.

How many times have I heard parents of young children say “I wish they would just be quiet”, while empty nesters tell me “to hear the childish gibber again would do my heart good”.

Often we take things for granted, longing for a different or better time.  Instead we forget to take the time and cherish the moments because these two will pass.

Paul wrote ““And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.”  {Colossians 3:14}

Do you take time to cherish those you love?  Do you cherish the moments or long for more?

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